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Interleukins - Proteins (biological response modifiers) which stimulate the growth of white blood cells. Interleukins are produced naturally in cells of the immune system. However, these substances can also be made in the laboratory for use in treating cancer and other diseases. For instance, interleukins are often used in a biotherapeutic/immunotherapeutic capacity following other cancer treatments (e.g., chemotherapy, radiation therapy), in which the body's natural ability to generate white blood cells may have been compromised.
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