Research has discovered certain molecules in specific cancers that help the disease grow and spread. Therapies aimed at those targets block cancer development.
Many cancers may be treated with targeted therapy, including blood, lung, gastrointestinal, breast, colorectal, skin and other cancers.
Treatment with Targeted Therapy
Medicines used as targeted treatments inhibit cancer growth, cause cancer cells to die or trigger the body’s immune system to attack cancer cells. Targeted therapy may be given on its own or combined with other treatments.
Before starting any cancer treatment, talk with your oncologist about whether the therapy could affect your fertility. Our reproductive endocrinologists help with fertility preservation before cancer treatment or appropriate infertility treatment if cancer therapy has already been given.
Honored for Cancer Expertise
Independence Blue Cross named us a Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers®. The Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons, gave us its 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award, one of only three Pennsylvania centers to receive that honor for cancer treatment excellence.