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How does targeted drug therapy treat non-small cell lung cancer?

Targeted drug therapy treats non-small cell lung cancer by capitalizing on weaknesses inherent in cancer cells. These weaknesses appear as a result of the cellular abnormalities that allowed the cells to become cancerous in the first place. Targeted drug therapy cuts off the flow of blood to cancer cells and can stop cancer cells from growing.

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