Glossary Term:

Title

interferon

Phonetic

<b>in</b>-ter-<b>FEAR</b>-on

Description

a protein produced by cells. Interferon helps regulate the body’s immune system, boosting activity when a threat, like a virus, is found. Scientists have learned that interferon helps fight against cancer, so it is used to treat some types of cancer. See also immune system, immunotherapy.