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biologic response modifiers

[by-o-LA-jick re-spons MOD-uh-fie-urs] substances made in the body, such as interferons and interleukins, that boost the body’s immune system. Man-made versions of these substances can be used to treat some cancers or other diseases. This type of treatment is sometimes called biologic therapy. See also immunotherapy.

Evolution of cancer treatments: Immunotherapy

... Clinical trials have shown that this cancer treatment, called biological response
modifier (BRM) therapy, biologic therapy, biotherapy, or ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerbasics/thehistoryofcancer/the-history-of-cancer-cancer-treatment-immunotherapy

It's Not The End Of The Road For Lymphoma Vaccine

... prematurely abandoned during the early 90's was a concept of in situ cancer
vaccination based upon studies of biologic response modifiers in an ...

http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/drlensblog/post/2009/05/31/its-not-the-end-of-the-road-for-lymphoma-vaccine.aspx

Promising New Approach To Treating Cancer Means Hope ...

... to this new drug and some of those responses lasted for ... was of in situ cancer
vaccination based upon studies of biologic response modifiers in an ...

http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/drlensblog/post/2012/06/02/promising-new-approach-to-treating-cancer-means-hope-for-many-but-remember-this-is-just-the-start-of-the-journey.aspx

What's new in Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia research and ...

... approach to WM treatment is the use of biological response modifiers that
stimulate ... for people with cancer to develop immune responses to their ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/waldenstrommacroglobulinemia/detailedguide/waldenstrom-macroglobulinemia-new-research

What's new in childhood leukemia research and treatment?

... Can natural immune proteins called biologic response modifiers help
the body's immune system fight the leukemia cells? ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemiainchildren/detailedguide/childhood-leukemia-new-research

Cancer Glossary

... See also prostate-specific antigen, recurrence. biologic response
modifiers Search [by-o-LA-jick re-spons MOD-uh-fie-urs]. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=b

Finding Cures in Louisiana

... percent. • Developed cancer-fighting drugs (5-FU) and biologic response
modifiers (interferon). • Dramatically increased ...

http://www.cancer.org/myacs/midsouth/finding-cures-la

Finding Cures in Alabama

... percent. • Developed cancer-fighting drugs (5-FU) and biologic response
modifiers (interferon). • Dramatically increased ...

http://www.cancer.org/myacs/midsouth/finding-cures-al

Finding Cures in Kentucky

... percent. • Developed cancer-fighting drugs (5-FU) and biologic response
modifiers (interferon). • Dramatically increased ...

http://www.cancer.org/myacs/midsouth/finding-cures-ky

Finding Cures in Arkansas

... percent. • Developed cancer-fighting drugs (5-FU) and biologic response
modifiers (interferon). • Dramatically increased ...

http://www.cancer.org/myacs/midsouth/finding-cures-ar