Biological therapies for cancer in young people

Biological therapies use substances that your body naturally makes to destroy cancer cells. There are several different types of biological therapies, but the main ones are monoclonal antibodies and interferon. Biological therapy is also known as immunotherapy.

We have not been able to interview anyone who has had biological therapies for teenage cancers. If you have experience of this treatment and you would like us to include your story on this website, please email

We have some experiences of adults who have had biological therapies for cancer that you might find useful:
Breast Cancer

Last reviewed December 2017.
Last updated December 2017.


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