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targeted therapy

treatment with drugs that attack some part of cancer cells that’s different from normal cells. Targeted therapies sometimes work when standard chemotherapy drugs don’t, and they tend to have fewer side effects than chemotherapy drugs. See also chemotherapy.

Targeted Therapy

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What is targeted therapy? | American Cancer Society

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Paying for targeted therapy | American Cancer Society

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Getting targeted therapy treatment | American Cancer Society

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Side effects of targeted therapy drugs

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Evolution of cancer treatments: Targeted therapy | American ...

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Anti-angiogenesis agents are types of targeted therapy that use ...

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