Checklist of Cancer Treatments

For years doctors and cancer patients had only three options: surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. But that's starting to change, as a new generation of more sophisticated treatments moves out of the

TREATMENT Anti-angiogenesis Factors

TARGET Multiple

HOW THEY WORK A growing tumor requires plenty of nutrients, and to make sure it gets them the tumor secretes substances that stimulate the growth of new blood vessels. A number of agents can block this process--at least in animals.

STATUS See chart below

[TREATMENT] Anti-metastatic Factors

[TARGET] Multiple

[HOW THEY WORK] What kills most cancer patients is not the primary tumor but its metastatic spread. Scientists have identified a class of enzymes that enables cancer cells to enter the bloodstream by dissolving tissue and boring holes through capillary walls. New drugs could keep cancer cells...

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