What Is Targeted Therapy?
Targeted therapy is a precise method of fighting cancer with drugs. The drugs target the molecules involved with the growth or spread of cancer.
Chemotherapy also uses drugs to fight cancer, but targeted therapy is different.
Instead of acting on all rapidly dividing cells — both cancerous and normal — targeted therapies seek out specific molecular targets on the cells. Rather than killing the cells, these drugs interact with them to block their growth and spread.
Targeted Therapy Treatment at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Targeted therapy is a highly precise way to fight cancer, and it holds great promise.
Because UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is a partner with the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, our doctors are able to collaborate with leading scientists in this field of cancer research.
In many cases, our doctors also perform research to learn more about targeted therapy and other cancer treatments.
These resources mean that you have better access to new and novel cancer treatments through our clinical trials.
Contact Us About Targeted Cancer Therapy
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center offers innovative medical oncology treatment options and knowledgeable experts throughout our extensive network.
To learn more about targeted therapy or other medical oncology treatments at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, call us at 412-647-2811.