Also known as:
Biologic therapy, Biotherapy
Biologic therapy is a treatment that uses the patient's immune system to fight cancer. Substances made by the body or made in a laboratory are used to boost, direct or restore the body's natural defenses against cancer. This type of cancer treatment is also called biotherapy or immunotherapy.
Immunotherapy is a complex and rapidly evolving oncologic treatment. At Providence Cancer Center, we are using a wide range of immunotherapy strategies, including:
- Antibodies that target tumor antigens
- Bi-specific antibody molecules that redirect T cells to tumor antigens
- Immune check point inhibitors
- Immune co-stimulatory molecules