In This Section:
Targeted Therapies Overview
Targeted therapies are transforming the way people treat cancer. These carefully designed drugs have already begun to make personalized medicine a reality and will continue to help doctors tailor cancer treatment based on the characteristics of each individual's cancer. It is important that health care professionals become familiar with the concept of targeted therapies so they can communicate with their patients about these new approaches and help patients make better-informed treatment decisions.
Breast Cancer Tutorial—Objectives
This tutorial focuses on targeted therapies that have been and are being developed to treat breast cancer, including small molecules and monoclonal antibodies. By completing this tutorial, you will learn the answers to the following questions:
- What pathways in breast cancer cells are being targeted?
- What agents are being developed to target these pathways?
- Which targeted therapies are currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating breast cancer?
- How can I find clinical trials that are evaluating targeted therapies for breast cancer?