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Molecular Targeted Therapy 

Cancer is caused by mutations in DNA, which create irregular proteins. Molecular targeted therapy uses drugs that seek out the irregular proteins in order to target cancer cells. Some drugs kill cancer cells, while others stop them from growing, thereby delaying the spread of the cells. With dozens developed since their invention at the turn of the century, molecular targeted therapies present a promising frontier in cancer treatment. Since the drugs are designed to target only cancer cells, these treatments tend to have fewer side effects than chemotherapy.

Understanding Targeted Therapy from Cancer.Net
The Promise of Molecularly Targeted Therapy video featuring Nobel Conference speaker Charles Sawyers

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