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Biological therapy for cancer is a type of treatment that uses the body’s immune system to kill cancer cells. It is used in the treatment of many types of cancer to prevent or slow tumour growth and to prevent the spread of cancer. Biological therapy for cancer often causes fewer toxic side effects than other cancer treatments.
The goal of biological therapy for cancer is to induce your immune system to recognise and kill cancer cells. Your body’s immune system fights germs and bacteria throughout your body. Your immune system should also recognise cancer cells as abnormal, but it doesn’t always do that. Cancer cells can develop an ability to hide from immune system cells. Or cancer cells can disable or inhibit immune system cells from acting.
In general, biological therapies work by:
We believe that our patients should have the choice the see the consultant they want to, and we will make sure we fit our specialist care around you. Treatments are delivered by our experienced and dedicated multidisciplinary team in our peaceful, private and state-of-the-art facilities.
Whatever you choose, our expert team will support and guide you through your course of treatment, ensuring that you are fully informed about every aspect of your care. Find out more about the care we provide at CCL and our values here.