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Targeted Therapy

Targeted therapy is a kind of cancer treatment that makes use of certain drugs and substances to inhibit attack and kill specific cancer cells without considerable damage to the healthy cells of the body. 

The cells in the body undergo certain changes in the development of cancer. They undergo a process called carcinogenesis and turn into cancer cells. These in turn produce tumors or multiply throughout the body as seen in the case of leukemia. Targeted therapy targets this particular process in order to stop the growth and reach of cancerous cells. 
 
Types of drugs used for targeted therapy 

   • Enzyme inhibitors – They are drugs that inhibit enzymes that function as signals for cancerous cells to develop and grow. This makes chemotherapy more effective as the tumor or cancer is not actively growing. 

   • Apoptosis inducing drugs – Apoptosis is the scientific term for the death of cells. These drugs through certain chemical changes induce the killing of the cells in a more focused manner than chemotherapy and radiation. 

   • Angiogenesis inhibitors – Angiogenesis is the scientific term for the development of new blood vessels in the body. It is a normal and healthy process in the body while growing and is helpful in the repair of wounds. But in case of cancer, these new vessels circulate the cancerous blood and bring nutrients to encourage their growth. These drugs stop the formation of these new vessels and inhibit their growth. 

Cost of this treatment depends on the frequency and length of time for which these drugs are administered to the patients. The drugs are expensive and a treatment can cost thousands of dollars each month. Destinations like Thailand, Singapore, India, China and Japan offer the same treatments at much more affordable prices. 


Featured Targeted Therapy Providers Abroad


Belhoul European Hospital

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Arabic

Belhoul European Hospital was established in 1996 as the first day care hospital in the UAE. It currently provides comprehensive medical facilities through its 22 outpatient clinics. The medical speci...

Aretaeio Hospital

Nicosia, Cyprus


Languages: English, Greek

The ARETAEIO hospital is located on Andreas Avraamides Street in Dasoupoli, Nicosia, and is within easy access of all areas in Nicosia, Limassol and Larnaca. A private hospital, opened in 2006 by 42 s...

Al Zahra Hospital

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Arabic

Al Zahra Hospital Dubai has been designed and developed to provide premium medical care and comfort with modern equipment and a team of professional doctors. Al Zahra Private Hospital Dubai (AZHD) is ...

Krankenhaus Waldfriede

Berlin, Germany


Languages: English, German

Krankenhaus Waldfriede is a confessional, acute care hospital with 170 beds. It is an academic teaching hospital of the Charité and European training center for operating techniques in proctolo...

The Wellington Hospital

London, United Kingdom


Languages: English, Russian, Greek, Polish

The Wellington Hospital is the largest independent hospital in the UK, with almost four decades of expertise in treating patients from the UK and overseas. The hospital has an international reputation...
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