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Immunotherapy

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Follow the links below to find trusted information about immunotherapy, including allergen immunotherapy.

See also healthdirect's page on cancer immunotherapy.

Last reviewed: May 2018

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Immunotherapy - Cancer Council Australia

What is immunotherapy? Find credible information on what immunotherapy is, how it works, the different types and treatment options here.

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Allergen immunotherapy - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Allergen immunotherapy changes the way the immune system reacts to allergens, by switching off allergy.

Read more on ASCIA – Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy website

Immunotherapy | Cancer Australia

Immunotherapy (sometimes called biologic therapy) is a treament that uses certain parts of a person's immune system (a collection of organs, special cells and substances that help protect from infections and some other diseases) to fight cancer. Immunotherapies are thought to work by slowing the growth and spread of cancer cells.

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Understanding Immunotherapy - Cancer Council Victoria

This information has been prepared to help you understand more about immunotherapy, a treatment offered to some people with cancer

Read more on Cancer Council Victoria website

SCIT Treatment Plan - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

The ASCIA Sub-Cutaneous Immunotherapy (SCIT) Treatment Plan is available at www.allergy.org.au/health-professionals/papers/scit-treatment-plan

Read more on ASCIA – Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy website

Allergy treatment - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Adrenaline for Severe AllergiesAllergen AvoidanceAllergenImmunotherapy Oral Immunotherapy for Food AllergyTransitioning from Paediatric to Adult Care for Severe AllergiesASCIA transitioning from paed to adult care

Read more on ASCIA – Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy website

Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy: tests, treatments and procedures clinicians and consumers should question

Recommendations from the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) on the introduction of solids to infants, treatment of anaphylaxis, alternative allergy testing, allergen immunotherapy and food-specific IgE testing.

Read more on Choosing Wisely Australia website

Biological Therapy (Biotherapy) | myVMC

Biological therapy, or biotherapy, immunotherapy or biological response modifiers, are gaining increasing prominence as anti-cancer agents. They may be used either alone or in combination with traditional anti-cancer treatments such as chemotherapy.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Tryptase - Lab Tests Online AU

When you have symptoms such as flushing, nausea, throat swelling or low blood pressure that may be due to a life-threatening allergic reaction; when your doctor suspects that you have mastocytosis or mast cell activation; when you are considering insect venom immunotherapy

Read more on Lab Tests Online website

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