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Are cytokines used in immunotherapy?

Posted October 23, 2023


The two most notable cytokines used in cancer immunotherapy are Interleukin-2 (IL-2) and Interferons-alpha (IFN-alpha). 

Studies done over the past decade have shown the effectiveness of cytokine-based immunotherapy for stimulating anti-tumor immune responses. There are several different types of immunotherapies used to attack tumor cells. In cytokine-based immunotherapy, large amounts of cytokines are introduced into the body. This influx of cytokines stimulates the immune system to produce more disease-fighting immune cells. 

Additional resources

Cytokines in clinical cancer immunotherapy

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

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