Biotherapy. Definition

Medical Definition: Biotherapy

Treatment to stimulate or restore the ability of the immune system to fight cancer, infections and other diseases. It is also used to reduce certain side effects that may cause some cancer treatments. Agents used in biotherapy include monoclonal antibodies, growth factors and vaccines. These agents may also have direct antitumor effect. Also called immunotherapy, biological therapy, response modifier therapy, biological therapy, and BRM.

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