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Targeted Therapy——the New Trend for Lung Cancer Treatment

   If compare the conventional chemotherapy to the wanton bombing in battlefields, and is there laser guidance with precise target in tumor treatment?

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Targeted Therapy——the New Trend for lung cancer treatment

  Targeted Therapy Kills Cancer Cells Only

  Years of research shows that, abnormality of genes such as oncogenes, anti-oncogenes and growth factors plays a quite important role in occurrence and development of lung cancer.

  At present, some mechanisms related to cell cycle, angiogenesis and tumor infiltration and metastasis have been clarified. These findings provide “targets” for prevention and treatment of lung cancer, and make ”precise-guidance" become a reality. Thence drugs and methods of lung cancer develop a new field -- targeted therapy for lung cancer.

  Experts from Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou point out that targeted therapy for lung cancer is through target specificity of tumor, the drugs only tact on tumor cells while normal cells are rarely or hardly affected, so it only kills cancer cells with no harm or little harm to normal cells. Therefore, for those patients who cannot tolerate chemotherapy or are not willing to receive chemotherapy, targeted therapy is no doubt a very good choice.

  With 7-10 days, Symptoms can be Obviously Improved

  Therapeutic mechanism of targeted therapy is different from the traditional chemotherapy drugs with cytotoxicity. Entered into tumor cells, targeted therapy drugs can act on the peculiar structure of tumor, so as to inhibit proliferation, invasion, and metastasis of tumor cell, as well as promote apoptosis of tumor cells.

  Experts from Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou believe that, targeted therapy and chemotherapy are both systemic therapy performed on patients, but the difference is that due to low selectivity, after entering the body, chemotherapy drug destroys tumor cells at the same time, will also have certain harm to normal cells. While due to have specific targets, targeted treatment will not harm the normal cells and may cause smaller side effect. Generally speaking, some patients would have mild diarrhea and rash, and individual patient will have interstitial pneumonia. Moreover, generally targeted therapy drugs have a quick effect. At average of 7- 10 days, symptoms of patient can be eased, and health and quality of life can be significantly improved.