COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CARE located in Eugene/Springfield
Cascade Surgical Oncology, PC

Targeted Therapy

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We commonly study cancers today with “Genomic Testing” to look for whether or not specific genes are present and whether or not they are functioning; as well as gene products (cellular proteins), which can be targeted with drugs to disrupt their function. With this “targeted therapy” we may be able to stop cancer cell growth, shrink, and sometimes kill cancers. Most targeted therapies are given in pill form but some are given IV.

See our patient newsletter Behind Enemy Lines: The Tumor Genome Project for more information.