Which targeted chemotherapy agents are used in the treatment of breast cancer?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Erin V Newton, MD; Chief Editor: Neetu Radhakrishnan, MD  more...
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Research has been performed on targeted chemotherapy agents, including the following:

  • Cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitors

  • Small-molecule epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs)

  • Blockade by antiangiogenic agents

  • PI3K/Akt/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTor) inhibitors

  • Poly(adenosine diphosphate [ADP] ̶ ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors]

For more information, see Breast CancerHER2 Breast Cancer, and Breast Cancer Treatment Protocols.


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