What is a biological agent?

A biological agent is a substance that is made from a living organism or its products and is used in the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of cancer and other diseases. Biologic agents include antibodies, interleukins, and vaccines.

This answer is based on source information from The National Cancer Institute.

 

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