cancer treatment (1)

You have a lot to process when you receive a cancer diagnosis. Part of that discussion can include a decision about off-label treatment options.

You’re probably familiar with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Their research determines a drug therapy’s safety and its designated use.

But a particular drug’s effectiveness doesn’t stop there

What is “off-label?”
Simply put, an off-label treatment would involve use of a specific (FDA approved) drug for a purpose other than the FDA designation. A drug’s secondary use is therefore not listed on its “label”.

For example, you’ll notice a few things when examining a drug’s label.

How it’s designed to work
Relevant research data that supports its approval
Side effects

Immune-Stimulating Injection

Injecting small amounts of two immune-stimulating agents into tumors in mice has shown to be able to eliminate the tumor, other untreated metastases and all traces of the same cancer according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.