New cancer treatments target cancer cells without surgery

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Breast cancer is a devastating diagnosis, but nothing about the disease is “one size fits all.”

Patients are being diagnosed and treated unlike ever before.

You’d never know Annie Duane was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. There’s no cure, but she lives with the disease, taking targeted drugs that seek out the cancer without horrible side effects.

The drugs are the latest and greatest in the fight against breast cancer, according to Dr. Rachel Reinbolt from Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center.

“We’re starting to do more genetic testing on the tumors themselves and learning what drives that breast cancer and how do we target it and go after it,” Said Reinbolt.

Annie Duane takes two drugs, targeted therapies that go after cancer cells.

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