Biological therapy involves the use of living organisms substances derived from living organisms or laboratory produced versions of such substances to treat disease some biological therapies for cancer stimulate the bodys immune system to act against cancer cells these types of biological . Biological response modifiers brms are substances that modify immune responsesthey can be both endogenous produced naturally within the body and exogenous as pharmaceutical drugs and they can either enhance an immune response or suppress itsome of these substances arouse the bodys response to an infection and others can keep the response from becoming excessive. In radiation oncology research and development in the last three decades has led to considerable improvement in our understanding of the differential responses of normal and cancer cells the biological effectiveness of radiation depends on the linear energy transfer let total dose number of fractions and radiosensitivity of the targeted . Some biological response modifier therapies stimulate or suppress the immune system to help the body fight cancer infection and other diseases other biological response modifier therapies attack specific cancer cells which may help keep them from growing or kill them they may also lessen certain side effects caused by some cancer treatments. Biological response modifiers brms are compounds that are used to treat cancer by changing or adding to naturally occurring processes within the body immunotherapy makes use of brms to enhance the activity of the immune system to increase the bodys natural defense mechanisms against cancer the immune system is made up of cells called white blood cells
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