2015 Antineoplastics

II. Immune system stimulants

Types

1. Cytokines ("biological response modifiers")

2. Hematopoietic growth factors (supporting agents)

"Everyday almost, we read startling headlines in the daily press of some doctor who has discovered a cure for cancer. Truly a wonderful discovery! But do not get excited over it, for I remember that over one hundred remedies have been exploited as a cure for cancer within the last forty years; they are now obsolete and numbered among the has-beens."

- Eli Jones, M.D. 1912

Immune system cartoon

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