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Sierra Nevada Cancer Center stays abreast of the latest in cancer research and treatment developments in order to provide our patients with the best possible treatment options. Each year Dr. Perez attends numerous conferences and seminars throughout the country and the world in order to bring the latest in FDA-approved cancer care home to his patients.
While chemotherapy is the most widely used cancer treatment, Sierra Nevada Cancer Center also uses various biological therapies for cancer and immunotherapies as part of our arsenal of cancer fighting tools, as well as for treating the side effects of other cancer treatments.
Biological therapy involves the use of living organisms or laboratory-produced versions of such substances to treat disease. Biological therapies in cancer treatment use vaccines or bacteria to stimulate the body’s immune system against cancer cells. Other biological therapies interfere with specific molecules involved in tumor growth and progression and are referred to as targeted therapies.
Some biological therapies have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but others remain experimental and are only available through clinical trial.