Among the main treating methods in Onco.Rehab clinic, targeted cancer therapy holds a special place. The name of the method itself contains the word “target” that reflects its point.
Targeted therapy of cancer is a modern method, which is used for fighting against cancer cells often until their total disappearance. At the same time healthy cells do not suffer, it helps minimize the risk of side effects.
The usage of targeted therapy as an element of integrative oncology in Onco.Rehab clinic shows positive results, enhances patients’ condition and prolongs their lives.
The method can be used as a separate procedure, but it is especially effective in the complex exposure on damaged cells.
Targeted therapy comprises of 3-6 courses, 21 days each. During the course the patient should keep a diet, as it increases positive predictions in controlling the growth of tumour cells.
The choice of method of cancer treatment depends on a number of factors. Among the indications of targeted cancer therapy usage are:
There are different types and subgroups of targeted cancer therapy. Every type of medicines in the doctor’s stockpile is aimed at performing specific actions. By means of the medicines, molecules of toxic substance reach pathogenic cells and destroy them.
Main advantages of this method are:
According to the action mechanism of drugs used in targeted cancer therapy, one can divide them in several groups:
The first group – monoclonal antibodies. These medicines work at the level of vascular growth and cell receptors. These synthetic proteins contain antibodies to the selected targets in the tumour genes. Trastuzumab, Bevacizumab, Panitumumab and other medications, ending in “-mab”, are in this group.
The second group – tyrosine kinase inhibitors. They are intracellular proteins that are to connect the cell with cellular structures and its core. Gefitinib, Erlotinib and other medications, ending in “–ib”, are in this group.
The third group – antitumour immunosuppressants. Their goal is to block signals to cell division and growth. Everolimus and other medications, ending in “–us”, are in this group.
In targeted therapy, medicines, getting into the specific organ, have a therapeutic effect on it. Drugs in targeted usage are highly specialized.
So, the medicine against lung cancer cannot be used against breast cancer, as there will be no results, meanwhile side effects can appear.
Bowel or rectal cancers are successfully treated with targeted medicines only or as a part of complex therapy. In the case of sarcoma the drugs are aimed at damaging the biological structure of the tumour.
The treating scheme and the amount of procedures in Onco.Rehab clinic are chosen individually, depending on the patient’s diagnosis, and only after the consultation.
To get a consultation/hospitalization in OOO “Onkoklinika” you should go to the clinic residence (oncology clinic) at the place of your and take a reference (057-U) with the signature of your treating doctor and the seal of the medical organization.
The manager contacts patients just after the concilium of doctors (every Thursday) where the specialists look through all the documents and make a decision about the necessary treatment.