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What is biologic therapy for kidney cancer?

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This therapy uses your immune system to fight cancer by boosting, directing, or restoring your body's natural defenses. Substances for biologic therapy are made by your body or in a lab. Examples of biologic therapy for metastatic kidney cancer include interferon alpha or interleukin-2. There are many new immunotherapies being actively studied for kidney cancer.

From: Understanding Kidney Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Cancer Society: "Kidney Cancer (Adult) Renal Cell Carcinoma." National Cancer Institute: "What You Need To Know About Kidney Cancer," "General Information About Renal Cell Cancer." American Urological Association: "Kidney Cancer." Society of Interventional Radiologists: "Interventional Radiology Treatments for Kidney Cancer."



Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 14, 2019

SOURCES: American Cancer Society: "Kidney Cancer (Adult) Renal Cell Carcinoma." National Cancer Institute: "What You Need To Know About Kidney Cancer," "General Information About Renal Cell Cancer." American Urological Association: "Kidney Cancer." Society of Interventional Radiologists: "Interventional Radiology Treatments for Kidney Cancer."



Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 14, 2019

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