Cancer is a condition in which cells grow and divide without stopping. Cancer interferes with normal, healthy cell growth. Instead of dying, old or damaged cells survive. New cells form when they are not needed. In some cases, they form growths called tumors.
Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses the body’s natural defenses (the immune system) to identify, attack, and kill cancer cells.
About 5% -10% of all cancer cases occur in someone who inherited a genetic mutation that increases cancer risk.
A biosimilar is a copy version of a biologic drug. If the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves a drug as a biosimilar, they say it is as safe and effective as the original “reference” drug that was copied.
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