In recent years targeted therapies have been established as a vital cancer treatment modality.
Knowledge and understanding of the molecular and biological processes that transform a normal cell to a malignant cell have advanced. There has also been a corresponding increase in the number of agents used to target these processes and alter the growth and survival of cancer cells.
Specialist Cancer Nurses (SCNs) must keep abreast of this emerging treatment modality and its application in cancer treatment.
You should already have a good understanding of the concepts underpinning targeted therapies. If you would like an update before starting this module, you may wish to review: