Physicians Specialized in Targeted Therapy at Saddleback Memorial

Targeted Therapy


Targeted therapy uses customized chemotherapeutic drugs to treat cancer by stopping the growth and spread of cancer cells. Each patient’s cancer cells are unique and each patient responds differently to chemotherapies. With over 70 different types of chemotherapy, identifying the best chemotherapies for each patient’s profile can help to eliminate drugs that may not be effective. By using the patient's own tumor cells, the reaction to a chemotherapeutic drug or combination of drugs can be analyzed, resulting in a cancer treatment that is tailored to each patient’s unique profile.