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Targeted Cancer Therapy

Targeted Cancer Therapy Treatments

Targeted cancer therapies, also called molecularly targeted therapies, are drugs or other substances that block the growth and spread of cancer by interfering with specific molecules involved in tumor growth and progression. Targeted cancer therapies that have been approved for use in specific cancers include drugs that:

  • Interfere with cell growth signaling or tumor blood vessel development
  • Promote the specific death of cancer cells
  • Stimulate the immune system to destroy specific cancer cells
  • Deliver toxic drugs to cancer cells

Medical Oncologists are physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. They determine the type and extent of cancer and provide treatments such as chemotherapy, hormonal, immunotherapy and targeted therapy. After treatment, they provide follow-up care to monitor progress

The Medical Oncologists of the North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute are committed to improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. They provide the latest and most advanced treatments and protocols available, while delivering compassionate care to improve the quality of life of their patients. Our physicians work closely with all cancer disciplines including surgical oncology and radiation oncology as well as other members of the care team such as our oncology certified nurses, oncology social workers and dedicated nutritionists.

Through our clinical trials program, with over 25 years of ongoing National Cancer Institute support, our medical oncologists offer patients access to the latest molecular, immunologic and targeted cancer therapies.

Contact one of our North Shore-LIJ Medical Group Medical Oncologists/Hematologists:

Monter Cancer Center
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042
(516) 734-8900

Long Island Jewish Ambulatory Chemotherapy Unit
270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
(718/516) 470-8930

Nalitt Institute for Cancer and Blood-Related Disorders
256 Mason Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
(718) 226-6400