Targeted Therapy

Targeted therapies are a cornerstone of precision treatment, which exploits information about the genes and proteins altered in a person’s cancer. By designing drugs that interfere with specific molecules in cancer cells, our scientists are innovating strategies to thwart these cells’ ability to proliferate, survive, and metastasize while causing minimum harm to normal cells and tissues.

Pictured: Cancer biologist Johanna Joyce with graduate student Oakley C. Olson. Their research is focused on how tumors interact with normal cells and tissues in their local environment, a field that offers new possibilities for the development of targeted therapies.