Gynecologic Cancer Treatments
(Also see Cancer / Treatments / Targeted Therapy)
Targeted cancer therapies are drugs or other substances that block the growth and spread of cancer by interfering with specific molecules involved in tumor growth and progression. Many of these therapies focus on proteins involved in cell signaling pathways which govern cell division, cell responses and other cell functions.
By blocking signals that tell cancer cells to grow and divide uncontrollably, targeted therapies can help stop cancer progression and may induce cancer cell death through a process known as apoptosis.
Other targeted therapies block angiogenesis, the growth of blood vessels that supply nutrients tumors need. Some targeted therapies cause cell death by stimulating the immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells and/or by delivering toxic substances directly to cancer cells.
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