Trattamenti in oncologia: Il futuro prossimo

Translated title of the contribution: New frontiers for the cancer treatment

Giampaolo Tortora, Gennaro Daniele

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Abstract

The knowledge acquired in the past few years on the regulatory mechanisms of cancer growth and spreading have started to be translated in the development of a new therapeutic modality directed against previously denned molecular targets, now defined as "target therapy", thus introducing a truly revolutionary concept in the anticancer therapeutic strategies. The novel molecular targeted drugs are usually integrated in therapeutic regimens that combine such novel agents with the conventional chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and several studies have now demonstrated their efficacy in the clinical practice. The future goal of cancer therapy will be the tailoring of treatments based on the specific molecular features of the tumor of each patient, with the aim to obtain the maximum therapeutic efficacy with the lowest toxicity.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)781-786
Number of pages6
JournalRecenti Progressi in Medicina
Volume97
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006

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