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What is antibody therapy?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Targeted therapy

The body's immune system normally makes antibodies that kill viruses, bacteria and even cancer cells.
We have learned to make antibodies that are very specific to different cancers and we can add extra drugs to them that are only delivered to the cancer cells. Thus, we have "targeted" therapy to the specific cancer. These drugs show great promise alone or in combination with regular chemotherapy.

In brief: Targeted therapy

The body's immune system normally makes antibodies that kill viruses, bacteria and even cancer cells.
We have learned to make antibodies that are very specific to different cancers and we can add extra drugs to them that are only delivered to the cancer cells. Thus, we have "targeted" therapy to the specific cancer. These drugs show great promise alone or in combination with regular chemotherapy.
Dr. Stephen Noga
Dr. Stephen Noga
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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Biologics

There are several types of therapy that include antibodies.
The two most common would be antibody replacement therapy with igg antibodies for immunodeficiency, and specific antibodies designed with to affect a specific disease process that is immunologically mediated such as rheumatoid arthritis or allergic asthma.

In brief: Biologics

There are several types of therapy that include antibodies.
The two most common would be antibody replacement therapy with igg antibodies for immunodeficiency, and specific antibodies designed with to affect a specific disease process that is immunologically mediated such as rheumatoid arthritis or allergic asthma.
Dr. Paul Carter
Dr. Paul Carter
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Antibody therapy??

Do you mean immunoglobulin therapy? That is the infusion, either intravenously or subcutaneously, of pooled igg antibodies (aka immunoglobulin).
It is used for primary immunodeficiency but also many other rheumatologic disease and hematologic disease.

In brief: Antibody therapy??

Do you mean immunoglobulin therapy? That is the infusion, either intravenously or subcutaneously, of pooled igg antibodies (aka immunoglobulin).
It is used for primary immunodeficiency but also many other rheumatologic disease and hematologic disease.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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