targeted therapy


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targeted therapy

A generic term for therapies that impact on a specific molecular pathway, target or ligand.

Examples
Gefitimib for non-small cell carcinoma of the lungs with mutations in epidermal growth factor receptor, and imatinib for GIST tumours with activating mutations in c-Kit.
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However, in 2008, Relistor, a targeted therapy for treating opioid-induced constipation, was approved by the US FDA and the EMA.
In combination with chemotherapy, Necitumumab has the potential to be the first targeted therapy used for cost-effective first-line treatment.
1,2) ALK-based targeted therapy may benefit some patients with lung adenocarcinoma who have the ALK rearrangement, predominantly never-smokers.
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A new study has pointed out that a combination of epigenetic therapy and molecular targeted therapy has promising results at combating advanced lung cancer.
From skin care techniques to dose modifications of cardiac medications, nurses need to be aware of the management required to care for patients receiving targeted therapy.
Aphton's anti-gastrin targeted therapy induces antibodies in patients that bind to both gastrin 17 and gly-gastrin and remove them from circulation before they can bind to the cancer cell and initiate cell growth.
New Targeted Therapy Finder-Lung Cancer transforms current understanding of lung cancer into personalized and actionable treatment recommendations
com/research/htr9zk/cancer_targeted) has announced the addition of the "Cancer Targeted Therapy Market & Clinical Insight" report to their offering.
Forecast sales of every marketed cancer targeted therapy and immunotherapy in each of the seven major markets over the period 2009 to 2019
Conservative targeted therapy treatment protocols can last for months and leave behind permanent pathological, psychological and social repercussions.
Targeted therapy has become both the centerpiece of the current era in cancer therapeutics and the foundation of the field's hope for future progress.
The present Competitive Intelligence Report about PSMA & PSA Targeted Therapy provides a competitor evaluation in the field of molecules targeting prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) or prostate specific antigen (PSA) as of January 2010.

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