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Immunotherapy, also called Biologic Therapy

Biologic therapy is a way to jump-start our immune system to fight cancer. Our body may not detect cancer cells and fight them. Biologic/immunotherapy can boost, direct, or restore our natural defenses against cancer. The main biologic drugs used in kidney cancer are cytokines. The cytokines used most often are interleukin-2 (IL-2) and interferon-alpha. Both of these treatments can shrink kidney tumors in a small percent of patients.

 

Other Groups' Resources

Kidney Cancer Association

www.kidneycancer.org


MedlinePlus

Kidney Caner (English)
Cáncer de riñón (Español)


National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health

Renal Cell Cancer Treatment – Patient Version

 

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