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Types of Treatment

Types of Treatment


Radiation Therapy

Targeted Therapies

  • Targeted Cancer Therapies
    A fact sheet that describes targeted cancer therapies, which are drugs that interfere with specific molecules involved in cancer cell growth and survival.


Other Treatment Methods

  • Angiogenesis Inhibitors
    A fact sheet that describes the process of eliminating the blood supply to tumors. Lists the cancers in which this approach is being tested.
  • Biological Therapies for Cancer
    A fact sheet that provides an overview of how the immune system functions and describes the actions of biological therapies, such as monoclonal antibodies, cytokines, therapeutic vaccines, the bacterium bacillus Calmet-Guérin, cancer-killing viruses, gene therapy, and adoptive T-cell transfer.
  • Biological Therapy
    An introduction to biological therapy to help patients prepare to receive it for cancer treatment or managing side effects.
  • Cancer Vaccines
    A fact sheet that discusses cancer vaccines. Explains how they work, how they are made, and describes research related to their use.
  • Cryosurgery in Cancer Treatment: Questions and Answers
    A fact sheet that describes cryosurgery, the technique of using extreme cold to treat tumors. Lists the indications, risks, benefits, and side effects of cryotherapy.
  • Hyperthermia in Cancer Treatment
    A fact sheet that defines hyperthermia (treating tumors with heat) and its side effects.
  • Lasers in Cancer Treatment
    A fact sheet that describes use of high-intensity light in cancer treatment, its advantages and disadvantages, and types of procedures that use it.
  • Photodynamic Therapy for Cancer
    A fact sheet that explains photodynamic therapy, how it is administered, and indications and side effects of treatment.