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Breast Cancer Treatment Options: Biologic Therapy

Biologic therapy is treatment with substances that are made naturally in the body or that can block the growth of cancer cells. This approach is designed to minimize the side effects associated with traditional treatments like chemotherapy.

Biologic therapies are produced in a laboratory and given to patients to:


Biologics include nonspecific immunomodulating agents, interferons, interleukins, colony-stimulating factors, monoclonal antibodies and vaccines.

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