Biological Therapy

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News: Biological Therapy

Robots help to build new organs  -  23 Nov 2009
News 8 AustinSome other treatments include biological therapy; immunotherapy, which works by signaling your body's immune system to fight off the cancer, chemotherapy, ...

Dendritic cell therapy helping fight cancer  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Times of IndiaLatest developments in this progressive field of biological therapy are bound to help in the treatment of this dreaded disease. ...

Mass. company tops in Purdue business plan competition  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
Journal and CourierNovophage Therapeutics of Cambridge, Mass., a company developing a type of biological therapy that slows the onset of antibiotic resistance and increases ...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gets leukemia: What you need to know  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
Food ConsumerThe options a patient has include watchful waiting, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, biological therapy, radiation therapy, and stem cell transplant. ...

Massachusetts medical-therapy company takes top prize at $100000 Purdue life ...  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Media Newswire (press release)The company is developing a disruptive biological therapy designed to increase the effectiveness of antibiotic treatments, slow the onset of antibiotic ...

MannKind Corporation Q3 2009 Earnings Call Transcript  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Seeking Alpha (blog)I would like to share with you some exciting data we reported last week at the International Society for Biological Therapy of Cancer 2009 annual meeting. ...

Global Phase III Study Results Show Eribulin Meets Primary Endpoint of Overall ...  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
ReutersTreatment of physician's choice is defined as any single agent chemotherapy, hormonal treatment or biological therapy approved for the treatment of cancer; ...

Mexico: Breast cancer deaths continue to escalate in spite of prevention campaigns  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
Latina Lista (blog)Mammography and adjuvant therapy -- which includes chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, targeted therapy, or biological therapy -- have had a ...

Incidence of Kidney Cancer Increasing  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Space Coast Medicine and Healthy LivingImmunotherapy: Biological therapy (immunotherapy) uses the body's immune system to fight cancer. Drugs in this category include interferon and interleukin-2 ...

Celldex Therapeutics Presents Positive Clinical Data from Phase 1 Studies of ...  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
ReutersThe data, presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Biological Therapy of Cancer (iSBTc) in Washington, DC, ...

Studies Show Early Promise of MannKind`s Cancer Immunotherapy Program in ...  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
ReutersNew Data on MKC1106-MT and MKC1106-PP Presented at the International Society for Biological Therapy of Cancer 2009 Annual Meeting WASHINGTON--(Business ...

Studies Show Early Promise Of MannKind's Cancer Immunotherapy Program In ...  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Medical News Today (press release)The data are being presented at the International Society for Biological Therapy of Cancer 2009 Annual Meeting. MKC1106-MT is an active immunotherapeutic ...

Winthrop Announces Affiliation Columbia University  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Garden City News...options from surgery, radiation therapy and stereotactic radiosurgery to chemotherapy, hormone & biological therapy, and photodynamic dye therapy (PDT). ...

MDRNA To Present Data On Tumor Reduction At Cancer Therapy Conference  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Medical News Today (press release)...the presentation of data related to its RNAi oncology programs at the 24th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Biological Therapy of Cancer, ...

Eisai launches Lusedra injection  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Zenopa...patients were administered either eribulin or one treatment of their choice - including single agent chemotherapy, hormonal treatment or biological therapy.

TNF-alpha Inhibitors, Most Notably Humira and Remicade, Will Continue to ...  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
ReutersBoth agents will remain relegated to second- or later-line biological therapy through 2018, behind both Humira and Remicade. "The continued uptake of Humira ...

MDRNA to Present Data on Tumor Reduction at Cancer Therapy Conference Results ...  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)...the presentation of data related to its RNAi oncology programs at the 24th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Biological Therapy of Cancer, ...

Celldex Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter and Nine Month 2009 Financial Results  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
Reuters...colon and pancreatic cancer at the 24th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Biological Therapy of Cancer (iSBTc) in Washington, ...

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TMCnet...the presentation of data related to its RNAi oncology programs at the 24th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Biological Therapy of Cancer, ...

Tumors Effectively Treated With Use Of Nanotubes  -  ‎Aug 3, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release) (press release)..."Because this is a heat therapy rather than a biological therapy, the treatment works on all tumor types if you get them hot enough.

Treatment for cancer  -  ‎Jul 17, 2009‎
Examiner.comChemotherapy, hormone therapy, and biological therapy are usually systemic therapy. Be advised that cancer treatments often damage healthy cells and tissues

Cancer 101: what is cancer?  -  ‎Jul 16, 2009‎
Examiner.comCancer is treated with surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy, and targeted therapy. Top three cancers for male are Prostate,

Pupils hand their support to friend's cancer carers  -  ‎Jul 30, 2009‎
Portsmouth NewsTreatment for chronic leukaemia can also include biological therapy. Prognosis and survival vary, and depend on factors such as the type of leukaemia,

Skin scare: 'I didn't think it would happen to me'  -  ‎Jul 15, 2009‎
OCRegisterIn February, he started 20 interferon treatments, a biological therapy that boosts the immune system to fight the cancer. He experienced brutal cold sweats

Professor retires after 35 years caring for patients  -  ‎Jul 17, 2009‎
The StarHe is an expert in lymphoma, gestational trophoblastic disease, and biological therapy, has authored or edited eight books including Cancer Care in the

Tanning no cure for seasonal depression  -  ‎Jul 29, 2009‎
Calgary HeraldPeople who suffer from winter depression known as SAD shouldn't seek relief in a tanning bed or booth, a leading expert on light

A systematic approach to biomarker discovery;Preamble to "the ...  -  Dec 23, 2008
7thSpace Interactive (press release),The international Society for the Biological Therapy of cancer (iSBTc) has initiated in collaboration with the United States Food and Drug Administration

Research Explores the Effects of Stem Cell Source and Patient Age ...  -  Dec 7, 2008
MarketWatchBlood cancers - leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma - are typically treated with a combination of treatments including chemotherapy, biological therapy,

Cancer Therapeutics Markets - companiesandmarkets.com adds new report  -  Dec 17, 2008
Live-PR.com (Pressemitteilung),Emerging technologies include photodynamic therapy, gene therapy, biological therapy (immunotherapy) and angiogenesis inhibitors.

The Association for the Advancement of Wound Care has Created the ...  -  Dec 9, 2008
MarketWatch...and Analysis Group at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) concerning the definitions and benefits of wound care biological therapy.



Background information on Biological Therapy [When available]

Biological therapy is a type of treatment that works with your immune system. It can help fight cancer or help control side effects (how your body reacts to the drugs you are taking) from other cancer treatments like chemotherapy.

What is the difference between biological therapy and chemotherapy?

Biological therapy and chemotherapy are both treatments that fight cancer. While they may seem alike, they work in different ways. Biological therapy helps your immune system fight cancer. Chemotherapy attacks the cancer cells directly.

How does biological therapy fight cancer?

Doctors are not sure how biological therapy helps your immune system fight cancer. But they think it may:
  • Stop or slow the growth of cancer cells.
  • Make it easier for your immune system to destroy, or get rid of, cancer cells.
  • Keep cancer from spreading to other parts of your body.
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