A kind of treatment directed at a specific target. Avastin targets the signal that causes tumor blood vessels to grow. Targeted therapies have different side effects than chemotherapy.
A type of treatment that uses drugs or other substances to identify and attack specific cancer cells while limiting affect on normal cells.
Treatment designed to kill cancer cells only leaving normal tissue unharmed, causing fewer side effects.
Targeted cancer therapies use drugs that block the growth and spread of cancer by interfering with specific molecules involved in carcinogenesis (the process by which normal cells become cancer cells) and tumor growth.
A type of treatment that uses drugs or other substances to identify and attack specific cancer cells without harming normal cells. A monoclonal antibody is a type of targeted therapy.
treatment that attacks some part of cancer cells that make them different from normal cells. They tend to have fewer side effects than the general chemotherapy drugs.
Targeted therapy is a type of medication which blocks the growth of cancer cells by interfering with specific targeted molecules needed for carcinogenesis and tumor growth, rather than by simply interfering with rapidly dividing cells. Targeted cancer therapies may be more effective than current treatments and less harmful to normal cells.