Biologic Cancer Therapy For Myeloma

The primary goal of biologic cancer therapy for myeloma is to help the immune system fight off cancer. Also known as immunotherapy treatment, biologic therapy involves the use of natural substances from the body or synthetic substances that mimic them. Interferon alpha is an example of biologic cancer therapy.

What is Biologic Therapy?

Your body’s immune system fights off illnesses, including cancer. Biologic cancer therapy enhances your immune system’s ability to keep myeloma cells at bay so they don’t spread. Your doctor may prescribe biologic therapy to control the growth of myeloma cells or to alleviate some of the side effects caused by cancer treatments such as chemotherapy.

Erythropoietin is a hormone produced by the kidneys that stimulates red blood cell growth in the bone marrow. Scientists have created a synthetic version of this hormone (Eprex