Targeted Therapy, as the name suggests, works by targeting the abnormal genes and proteins that are responsible for the growth and multiplication of cancerous cells. Doctors first detect the genetic changes that are responsible for uncontrolled cell growth and then use specific drugs to target the same. It can be used as a primary treatment or along with other treatment modalities, for managing certain types of malignancies.
What is Targeted Therapy?
Targeted Therapy is a type of precision medicine that uses drugs to target and attack the genetic abnormalities and proteins that are responsible for the uncontrolled division and spread of cancerous cells. The treatment may vary depending on the type of drugs that have been used, the extent to which cancer has advanced, and several other factors. The prognosis of the patient undergoing therapy is tracked with the help of physical examinations, blood tests, and scans.
How does Targeted Therapy work?
Targeted Therapy can work in three different ways, which include the following:
What are the different types of Targeted Therapy?
Target Therapy is broadly classified into two different types. These are:
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