NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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tumor-agnostic therapy
(TOO-mer-ag-NAH-stik THAYR-uh-pee)
A type of therapy that uses drugs or other substances to treat cancer based on the cancer’s genetic and molecular features without regard to the cancer type or where the cancer started in the body. Tumor-agnostic therapy uses the same drug to treat all cancer types that have the genetic mutation (change) or biomarker that is targeted by the drug. It is a type of targeted therapy. Also called tissue-agnostic therapy.