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Biotherapy (MeSH term biological therapy) refers to the therapeutic use of biological materials or biological response modifiers.[1] Examples of biological therapy include anti-cancer immunotherapy (using therapeutic monoclonal antibodies, growth factors or vaccines) and gene therapy.[2]


  1. ^ Medical Subject Headings — 2011 MeSH: Biological Therapy. National Library of Medicine, accessed 4 April 2012.
  2. ^ Biological Therapies for Cancer, National Cancer Institute, accessed 4 April 2012.