Which medications in the drug class Interferons are used in the treatment of Multiple Myeloma?

Updated: Sep 30, 2019
  • Author: Dhaval Shah, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Interferons

Interferons are naturally produced proteins with antiviral, antitumor, and immunomodulatory actions. Alfa-, beta-, and gamma-interferons may be administered topically, systemically, and intralesionally. 

Interferon alfa-2B (Intron A)

Interferon alfa-2B is a protein product manufactured by recombinant DNA technology. The mechanism of antitumor activity is not clearly understood; however, direct antiproliferative effects against malignant cells and modulation of host immune response may play important roles.


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