Introduction to Medical Oncology
Targeted Therapy

Targeted Therapy


The development of this treatment modality is a major area of cancer drug development.  The focus is on the molecular/genetic changes in malignant cells and supporting surrounding tissue and does not directly target DNA. 





 differentiating agents


 angiogenesis inhibitors

 thalidomide, bevacizumab

 monoclonal antibodies

 trastuzumab, rituximab


 EGFR inhibitors


 Proteosome inhibitors