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Understanding targeted therapy

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Understanding targeted therapy

Targeted therapy is a way of treating cancer using drugs which are designed to damage cancer cells without harming normal cells. They do this by affecting specific molecules, known as molecular targets. This information sheet for patients provides detailed information on how targeted therapy works, how the treatment is given, who decides if it is needed, and side-effects of targeted therapy.
Organisation:
Cancer Institute NSW
Topic:
Cancer
Target audience:
General
Published:
January 2022
Last reviewed:
February 2024
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