Targeted Therapy

Targeted therapy is an advanced treatment option for certain types of cancer. Before initiating the treatment, the cancer cells are evaluated to determine if they will respond to the treatment. Targeted therapy is generally used in patients with advanced cancer when other treatment options are ineffective. Targeted therapy targets the cellular processes essential for the division, growth, and spread of cancer cells.

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  • Comprehensive Targeted Therapy: Comprehensive targeted therapies involve using multiple targeted drugs or targeted therapy drugs with other treatment options, such as surgery and radiation therapy. The combination of targeted therapy in certain cancers targets several cellular pathways essential for the growth and division of cancer cells. Further, combining targeted therapy with radiation and surgery improves the clinical outcome.
  • Different Targeted Therapies: Targeted therapies are available that work through different mechanisms. Thus, targeted therapy that is effective for another type of cancer may not be effective in another type. Targeted therapy prevents the formation of new blood vessels, strengthens the immune system, interrupts signals that assist growth and division, and delivers cytotoxic substances to cancer cells. The majority of targeted therapies include monoclonal antibodies and small-molecule drugs.
  • Intravenous Targeted Therapy: Certain targeted therapies are delivered through intravenous infusion. The drug is infused into the blood through the catheter. Patients requiring frequent drug administration may have a central venous catheter to deliver the drug. It prevents multiple syringe insertions with each drug delivery. The intravenous drugs may be delivered into the blood circulation through an IV infusion or IV push.
  • Oral Targeted Therapy: Unlike intravenous targeted therapy, oral targeted therapy can be taken at home. Thus, the patients should clearly understand how and when the drug should be taken. In addition, patients should follow all the instructions of the doctor related to the dose, frequency, and duration. Failure to follow the instructions may affect the treatment outcome.
  • Monitoring Outcomes: Patients are routinely monitored to evaluate the response of the drug to treat cancer. The patients may expect imaging tests, blood tests, and biopsies to determine their cancer status.