Biological therapy for multiple myeloma

Camilo Ayala-Breton, Stephen J Russell, Kah-Whye Peng

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Abstract

The National Cancer Institute defines biological therapy as: “A form of treatment that implies the administration of substances which produce a biological reaction in the organism thus enhancing or restoring the host immune response, modifying the behavior of cancer cells, blocking the pathways of cell neoplastic transformation and tumor ability to metastasize, or facilitating the repair of cells damaged by aggressive forms of cancer treatment. It includes the use of sera, antitoxins, vaccines, genes, cells, tissues, and organs.” In this chapter we will highlight different biological therapies that have been recently used against multiple myeloma (MM).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMultiple Myeloma: Diagnosis and Treatment
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages141-158
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781461485209, 9781461485193
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Ayala-Breton, C., Russell, S. J., & Peng, K-W. (2014). Biological therapy for multiple myeloma. In Multiple Myeloma: Diagnosis and Treatment (pp. 141-158). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8520-9_13