Biotherapy / Immunotherapy
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Biotherapy / Immunotherapy - Also called biological therapy and biological response modifier therapy, biotherapy/immunotherapy is a cancer treatment technique that uses the body's own immune system to fight cancer. Common forms of biotherapy/immunotherapy include monoclonal antibodies, interferons, interleukins, and hematopoietic growth factors. Biotherapy/ immunotherapy may be used to halt or suppress the processes that allow cancer growth, help the immune system identify cancer cells, and promote the body's natural ability to repair or replace cells that have been damaged by other cancer treatments (e.g., radiation therapy, chemotherapy). Biotherapy may also be used to lessen certain side effects of cancer treatments.
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