Ask The Expert: Education on Cancer Drug Developments

Ask The Expert: Education on Cancer Drug Developments. (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) The longer cancer is around, the better scientists get at developing drugs to treat it.

Travis Marchant, a pharmacist at Intermountain Southwest Cancer Center provides an education on cancer drug developments.

What advancements have been made for better treatment options for patients with cancer?

  • Conventional therapies still can work well but these days we also have newer treatments like molecular therapy or targeted therapy that can give a whole new world of treatment options, which leads to much more hope than ever before with cancer treatment.
  • I will also mention that cancer diagnosis is much more individualized now, so treatment can be more individually focused.

What has changed as far as side effects of various medications?

  • Prevention of side effects from treatment has come a long way.