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Colorectal cancer is much easier to treat effectively if it is found at a very early stage. CT colonography (also known as virtual colonoscopy) is a special type of CT scan that can find many colorectal polyps and cancers early, without requiring actual c
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Targeted cancer therapies interfere with cancer cell division (proliferation) in different ways. Many of these therapies focus on proteins that are involved in cell signaling pathways, such as cell division, cell movement, and even cell death. By blocking
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Once a target has been identified, a therapy must be developed. Most targeted therapies are either small-molecule drugs or monoclonal antibodies. Small-molecule drugs are typically able to diffuse into cells and can act on targets that are found inside th
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The first molecular target for targeted cancer therapy was the cellular receptor for the female sex hormone estrogen, which many breast cancers require for growth.
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Some other targeted therapies are: • Imatinib mesylate • Dasatinib • Nilotinib • Trastuzumab • Lapatinib • Gefitinib • Cetuximab • Panitumumab • Temsirolimus • Everolimus.
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Several targeted therapies are already used to treat colorectal cancer, including bevacizumab,which is an angiogenezis inhibitor (Avastin), cetuximab (Erbitux),which is a Epidermal Growth Factor Inhibitor, and panitumumab (Vectibix). Targeted therapies ar
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Learn about the chemoprevention treatment of colorectal cancer at Anadolu Medical Center and see how colon cancer treatment options lower the risk of cancer.
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Hear about colon cancer treatment and the new chemotherapy drugs for colon cancer at Anadolu Medical Center and see how the latest approaches are being tested.
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Find out about targeted cancer therapy at the Anadolu Medical Center. Targeted therapy for cancer includes drugs that block the growth and spread of cancer.
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When a person develops lung cancer, tests are performed to determine the type of lung cancer and if it has spread (called metastasis). Some risks for lung cancer are smoking, secondary smoking, environmental factors (such as asbestos, arsenic, radiation,
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Non-small cell lung cancer stages range from I to IV. In general, the lower numbers (Stages I and II) suggest that the tumor is smaller and has not spread far. In comparison, the higher numbers (Stages III and IV) suggest that the tumor is larger or has m
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Technical staging for small cell cancer is exactly the same as for non-small cell cancer. However, treatment options are usually determined by a much more simple system. This is because SCLC (Small Cell Lung Cancer) has different growth patterns and a dif