Significance of the name AiET
There are several components in the immune system. There are both direct and indirect ways of enhancing and activating the immune system of the cancer patients to tackle cancer and hence the term "Immunotherapy" covers several approaches such as:
1. Herbal formulations and that of alternative systems of medicine, nutraceuticals etc which when consumed may indirectly boost the immune system
2. The injection of compounds that increase or stimulate the cytokines or injection of cytokines themselves to activate the immune system in an indirect manner
The above approaches mainly activate the immune system indirectly
3. The infusion of allogeneic immune cells and immune activators have also been tried earlier
The name AIET which stands for Autologous Immune Enhancement Therapy was coined for the following reasons:
Whats unique about this technology?
The cell based immunotherapy approach uses different kinds of cells. Our method uses mainly NK cells and CTLs and their advantages have been learnt and the process of the lab-expansion has been mastered by Dr Terunuma and his team starting from early 90s. The Biotherapy Institute started in the 2000 has treated more than 10000 patients till date with no adverse reactions like other conventional treatments.
We call Dr Hiroshi Terunuma “the father of AIET”.