Targeted Therapy for Cancer


In this module, you will learn about targeted therapy for cancer.  In the last decade there has been a paradigm shift in the treatment of malignancies.  Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, discoveries in molecular biology have allowed for targeted therapies for certain tumors.

Learning objectives for this Activity:

At the end of the module, you will be able to:
Identify sources of gastrointestinal bleeding

List tumors of the stomach

Explain how mutation of the c-kit gene leads to tumor growth

Understand how cell membrane receptors are targets for chemotherapeutic agents

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