Expert Video - What is meant by “targeted therapy” for AML?

Dr. Sandra Kurtin, an expert on acute myeloid leukemia (AML), describes how cancer treatments can now “target,” or treat, specific ways the cancer cells work. Targeted therapy can affect the cancer cells without affecting healthy cells as much as traditional chemotherapy does. This can reduce side effects and changes after cancer treatment. Dr. Kurtin gives examples of several different treatments that target AML.

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