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These are drugs that mimic substances that occur naturally in the body to destroy cancer cells. They work by changing the way that cells interact with or signal to each other.
Biological or targeted therapies can be used to stimulate the immune system, control the growth of cancer cells or to overcome side effects of treatment.
There are several types of biological treatment:
There’s more information about each of these treatments in this section. Or if you know the name of the drug you’re looking for, you can use the alphabetical list| to find it.
Content last reviewed: 1 September 2012
Next planned review: 2014
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