Biologics 'don't increase cancer risk' in IBD patients

A small study suggests there's no need to avoid immunosuppressive therapy even for those with prior malignancy

Prior history of cancer in patients with inflammatory bowel disease should not preclude the prescription of biologic therapy, according to results from a retrospective study.

Microscope photo of a large intestine section with inflammation

US researchers made the call after finding no association between the use of ustekinumab, vedolizumab and TNF inhibitors with the risk