Targeted therapy also known as precision medicine aims at blocking the growth of cancer cells using certain drugs by targeting the specific molecules responsible for tumor growth or carcinogenesis. They also block the action of enzymes or change the proteins responsible for development of cancer and at times they directly deliver toxic substances to cancer cells and kill them. Further the targeted therapy turns off the signals to the cancer cells and thus making them unavailable of information to further divide and grow. The two main types of targeted therapy are,
Small-molecule drugs – Drugs that block the process by which cancer cells multiply and spread.
- Track 1-1 Precision medicine
- Track 2-2 Turn off signals
- Track 3-3 Monoclonal antibodies
- Track 4-4 Small molecule drugs
- Track 5-5 Specific target