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Biological & Hormonal Therapies

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Biological Therapy (National Cancer Institute)
Explains how biological therapies can treat cancer or manage side effects. Answers commonly-asked questions, including: what is biological therapy and how does it work to fight cancer? what is my immune system and how does it work? what are cancer vaccines? what are other types of biological therapy? what are some biological therapies used to treat side effects? what are some questions to ask my doctor or nurse about biological therapy? [1/04]

Biological Therapies: Using the Immune System to Treat Cancer (NCI Cancer Facts)
Provides an introduction to, and overview of, biological therapies including biological response modifiers (BRMs), interferons (IFNs), interleukins (ILs), tumor necrosis factor (TNF), colony-stimulating factors, monoclonal antibodies (MOABs) and tumor vaccines. [8/04]




 

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