Precision Medicine: Targeted Therapy
Targeted therapy is a type of cancer treatment that targets a specific change in some cancers that helps them grow, divide, and spread. Targeted drugs are designed to block cancer growth ‘driven’ by these changes to the tumor’s gene. Doctors decide to us a targeted therapy based on the findings of biomarker tests, including mutation testing of your tumor. View this 7-minute guide to learn more about targeted therapies and how they are being used to treat cancer patients. This is the fourth guide in the Precision Medicine eLearning series.