The latest in cancer treatment
Cancer develops when genetic material (DNA) becomes damaged or changed. Some cancer-causing genetic changes are inherited, while others come from exposure to chemicals (such as those in cigarette smoke), radiation, certain microbes or other environmental factors.
As science progresses, we’re learning more about these genetic changes and finding therapies to successfully target them. In general, targeted therapies have fewer side effects than broad-based chemotherapy. They can also be more effective in stopping the spread of a cancer when other treatments have failed.