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M.D. Prof. Nazım Serdar Turhal attended the University of California in San Francisco in 1987. Upon graduation in 1988, he completed a year of General Surgical training in Birmingham, Alabama and then went to Connecticut for training in Internal MedicineFeatured
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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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M.D. Prof. Necdet Üskent completed his Fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at the University of Texas, Dallas, USA. He has attended the Charing Cross Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital, Royal Marsden and Royal Free Hospitals, in London, as visi
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M.D. Assoc. Prof. Yeşim Yıldırım gained a scholarship from the Middle East Cancer Consortium during her fellowship in 2004, and attended an advanced training program in the field of oncology at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, Israel. In 2005, she rece
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Cancer is a disease of abnormal gene function. This means genetic changes like mutations, chromosomal breakages, duplication, and so forth can trigger cancer development. Studies show that patients with the same type of cancer can have very different outc
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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.