Targeted Cancer Therapy

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More information from your American Cancer Society

Here is more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our website, www.cancer.org.

Communication is key

Talking With Your Doctor (also in Spanish)

Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer: Dealing With Treatment (also in Spanish)

Living with cancer

After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Guide to Controlling Cancer Pain (also in Spanish)

Caring for the Patient With Cancer at Home: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Distress in People With Cancer

Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Nutrition for Children With Cancer (also available in Spanish)

Fertility and Women With Cancer

Fertility and Men With Cancer

Sexuality for the Man With Cancer (also in Spanish)

Sexuality for the Woman With Cancer (also in Spanish)

Cancer treatment information

Chemo: What It Is, How It Helps

A Guide to Chemotherapy (also in Spanish)

Chemotherapy Principles: An In-depth Discussion of the Techniques and Its Role in Cancer Treatment

Oral Chemotherapy: What You Need to Know

Cancer Immunotherapy

Understanding Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know (also in Spanish)

Complementary and Alternative Methods and Cancer

Cancer treatment side effects

Chemo Brain

Chemotherapy Side Effects Worksheet

Fatigue in People With Cancer

Nausea and Vomiting

Peripheral Neuropathy Caused by Chemotherapy

Insurance and money matters

Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient (also in Spanish)

In Treatment: Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors and Their Families (also in Spanish)

Medicare Part D: Things People With Cancer May Want to Know

Prescription Drug Assistance Programs (also in Spanish)

Children Diagnosed With Cancer: Financial and Insurance Issues

Along with the above, the American Cancer Society has information about many different types of cancer and how they are treated.

National organizations and websites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-4-CANCER 1-800-422-6237
Website: www.cancer.gov

    For up-to-date cancer information, including information for caregivers and family members, and to find a clinical trial that may be right for you

Job Accommodation Network
Toll-free number: 1-800-526-7234
TTY: 1-877-781-9403
Website: www.askjan.org

    A free consulting service of the US Department of Labor that gives information to help you keep your job (and insurance) during cancer treatment. Offers information on your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and how to talk with your employer

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for cancer-related information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

References

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Braiteh F, Kurzrock R, Johnson FM. Trichomegaly of the eyelashes after lung cancer treatment with the epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor erlotinib. J Clin Oncol. 2008;26:3460-3462.

Burtness B, Anadkat M, Basti S, et al. NCCN Task Force Report: Management of Dermatologic and Other Toxicities Associated With EGFR Inhibition in Patients With Cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2009;7 Suppl 1:S5-S21.

Community Oncology Conference Highlights. Managing toxicities of EGFR inhibitors. 2008;5:202-203.

Esper P, Gale D, Muehlbauer P. What kind of rash is it? Deciphering the dermatologic toxicities of biologic and targeted therapies. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2007;11:659-666.

Kyriakou F, Kountourakis P, Papamichael D. Targeted agents: Review of toxicity in the elderly metastatic colorectal cancer patients. Targ Oncol. 2011;6:245-251.

Lacouture ME, Mitchell EP, Piperdi B, et al. Skin toxicity evaluation protocol with panitumumab (STEPP), a phase II, open-label, randomized trial evaluating the impact of a pre-emptive skin treatment regimen on skin toxicities and quality of life in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2010;28:1351-1357.

Lacouture ME, West DP, Tigue CC, Knox K, Bennett CL. Cutaneous toxicities of targeted cancer therapies. Community Oncol. 2008;5:413-414.

Li T, Perez-Soler R. Skin toxicities associated with epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors. Targ Oncol. 2009;4:107-119.

Lynch TJ, Kim ES, Eaby B, et al. Epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor-associated cutaneous toxicities: An evolving paradigm in clinical management. Oncologist. 2007;12:610-621.

Moore SH, O’Connell MJ, Wilkes GM. Optimizing Outcomes for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients: An APN Roundtable Discussion. Institute for Medical Education & Research. March 2008.

National Cancer Institute. Targeted Cancer Therapies. 2014. Accessed at www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Therapy/targeted on November 12, 2014.

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Voskens CJ, Goldinger SM, Loquai C, et al. The price of tumor control: An analysis of rare side effects of anti-CTLA-4 therapy in metastatic melanoma from the ipilimumab network. PLoS One. 2013;8(1):e53745. Epub 2013 Jan 14.


Last Medical Review: 12/08/2014
Last Revised: 12/11/2014