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Definition: 'Tumor-infiltrating Lymphocytes'

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tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL, TILS)

Type: Term

Pronunciation: lim′fō-sītz

Definitions:
1. lymphocytes collected from the site of a tumor and exposed to IL-2 in vitro to expand the population. When these cells are reinjected into the tumor-bearing host, they will specifically kill the tumor from which they originated.



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