Expert Video - What is targeted therapy? When is it needed?
Targeted therapy is a cancer treatment that uses drugs to target specific features (genes or proteins) of an individual’s cancer. Cancer patients need to have their tumors tested to see if they are candidates for a particular type of “targeted” therapy.
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