Thursday, 9 August 2007

How do biological therapy drugs work?

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Biological therapy involves using your body's immune system to fight cancer. Depending on how well your immune system is currently functioning, it can simulate it, fix it or work in conjunction with it in the fight against cancer cells. Biological Response Modifiers (BRMs) use immune-system properties like antibodies and cytokines to bolster the immune system and help improve the health of the patient, particularly when undergoing chemotherapy. Some common BRMs include:
  • Interferons: Helps cancerous cells transform into normal ones
  • Interleukins: Stimulates some white blood cells to attack cancerous ones
  • Monclonal Antibodies: Helps your body recognize harmful cancerous cells from normal ones
  • Colony Stimulating factors: Helps produce immune system cells
To find out more about Biological Therapy drugs, click here.

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