What is targeted therapy?
This is a group of drugs that block the growth and spread of cancer. They target and interfere with processes in the cells that cause cancer to grow.
The most well-known targeted therapy is trastuzumab (Herceptin). Other targeted therapies are:
- bevacizumab (Avastin)
- everolimus (Afinitor)
- pertuzumab (Perjeta)
- trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla)