Targeted Therapies - Overview
Therapies: Questions & Answers (National Cancer Institute)
Provides an introduction to targeted cancer therapies. Explains how
targeted therapies work and reviews examples of targeted therapies, including
"small molecule" drugs (eg, Iressa, Tarceva), "apoptosis-inducing"
drugs (eg, Velcade), and monoclonal antibodies (eg, herceptin), cancer
vaccines, angiogenesis inhibitors and gene therapy. Aimed at patients.
Targeted Treatments (People Living With Cancer)
Provides an overview of targeted treatments and how they work. Describes
specific types of targeted treatments, including monoclonal antibodies,
enzyme inhibitors, proteasome inhibitors and angiogenesis inhibitors.
Discusses the potential advantages and future challenges of targeted treatments.
Aimed at patients. [11/04]
Therapies for Lung Cancer: Expectations and Reality (Medscape)
Review by Paul A. Bunn, Jr, MD, of novel targeted therapies in patients
with lung cancer. Covers angiogenesis inhibitors, growth factor receptor
inhibitors, COX-2 inhibitors, vaccines, gene and antisense therapy, among
other targeted therapies. Aimed at physicians. Registration required for
free access to Medscape. [08/02]