Consultation guide. The information of the process to treatment, clinic hours, and treatment cost is available here.

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Process to treatment

Appointment for free consultation

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Initial consultation, appointment for the first visit

  • We will explain immunotherapy and treatment at our clinic and answer your questions (about 1 hour).
  • We will ask the patient’s medical history and past course of treatment.
  • If available, please bring a referral and medical data such as a CT image (these items are not required).
  • Patients’ family members can come to the consultation without patients.
  • If it is decided to start the treatment, an appointment for the first visit and blood collection will be made with patients’ family members, or we will proceed with what is done in the first visit and blood collection when patients are present (required time: an additional 15 minutes).
  • When patients (or family members) determine not to receive treatment, the consultation ends before the above process (free).

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The first visit, blood collection, and appointment for administration

  • We will perform the first examination on and collect blood from the patient.
    When patients come to the free consultation and decide to receive the treatment during the consultation, these procedures will be performed on the same day.
  • If available, please bring a referral and medical data such as a CT image (these items are not required).
  • Blood for a blood test (only on the first visit, 6 to 7 mL) and blood for lymphocyte culture (30 to 35 mL for one administration) will be collected.
    Depending on the patients’ condition, blood for a few rounds of administration may be collected and frozen for preservation.
  • An appointment for the first administration will be made. With consideration of the schedule for the cancer treatment such as the administration of anticancer agents, an appropriate day will be selected.

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The first administration and blood collection for the next administration

  • The first administration is given about 2 weeks later.
  • The blood for the next administration will be collected before the first administration. If blood for a few rounds of administration was already collected and frozen for preservation, no blood will be collected.
  • The administration takes about 40 minutes (100 mL by drip infusion).

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The administration and blood collection are repeated.

  • After one course of treatment of six rounds of administration, its efficacy is evaluated.
  • The interval between administration is basically about 2 weeks, but it may range from 1 to 4 weeks depending on the patients’ condition, including how advanced the disease is.
  • We will decide the number and interval of administration rounds according to the patients’ condition. Please consult our physicians.

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