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Treatment: Biotherapy with IL-2
 Biotherapy is based on the principle of stimulating the
body's own immune response and/or using biological
substances against a disease, in this case cancer.1
 IL-2 is a glycoprotein produced by peripheral blood
lymphocytes and is a potent growth factor for activated
T-cells.2
 It has been shown to participate in tumor destruction
activity by inducing the growth of NK cells and LAK
cells which have the ability to kill tumor cells while
leaving normal cells unharmed.2
 IL-2 is one the most potent inducer of antitumor
activity in patients with advanced stage Renal Cell
Carcinoma.3,4
2
Figure A– Shows how Proleukin (man-made IL-2)
works to destroy tumor cells. 5