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Targeted Therapies

Targeted cancer therapies are drugs or other substances that block the growth and spread of cancer by interfering with specific molecules involved in tumor growth and progression.

Targeted cancer therapies that have been approved for use in specific cancers include drugs that interfere with cell growth signaling or tumor blood vessel development, promote the specific death of cancer cells, stimulate the immune system to destroy specific cancer cells, and deliver toxic drugs to cancer cells.

At OnCare, our oncologists have extensive experience in targeted therapy. There are two main types of targeted therapy drugs:

1.Antibody drugs:

  • Avastin (Bevacizumab)
  • Erbitux (Cetuximab)
  • Herceptin (Trastuzumab)
  • Rituxan (Rituximab)
  • Vectibix (Panitumumab)
  • Bexxar (Tositumomab)

2.Small molecule drugs:

  • Gleevec (Imatinib)
  • Iressa (Gefitinib)
  • Tarceva (Erlotinib)
  • Sutent (Sunitinib)
  • Nexavar (Sorafenib)
  • Tykerb (Lapatinib)

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