The field of precision oncology is constantly growing and evolving to provide more options for treating cancer. At Compassionate Oncology Medical Group, Shahrooz Eshaghian, MD, specializes in precision oncology services to identify the factors influencing your health. These help Dr. Eshaghian customize an individualized treatment plan for your cancer using target therapy strategies like immunotherapy and molecular therapy to stop cancer from growing and spreading. Call the oncology office in the Century City neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, to schedule an appointment or request a consultation online today.
Precision oncology focuses on genetic or molecular components of your cancer to offer proper medications and therapies. The approach takes into account that not everyone with the same disease will benefit from the same treatment.
Many factors affect how a treatment works on your body and how they influence our health. These factors include your genetics, your environment, and the symptoms you have.
Through precision oncology, Dr. Eshaghian can better understand how different cancer treatments may work for you based on your own biological make-up. He may also perform a biopsy to remove a piece of a cancerous tumor for further testing.
Precision oncology involves diagnostic evaluations that help Dr. Eshaghian determine which cancer treatment options may work best for you.
To learn more about your environment and genetic make-up, Dr. Eshaghian may take a sample of blood for analysis. He may also refer you for a biopsy to remove a piece of a cancerous tumor for further testing.
You can also expect to discuss aspects of your lifestyle, such as your job, smoking history, and diet. This information provides additional insight into your health and the factors that influence it.
Based on these evaluations, Dr. Eshaghian may recommend targeted cancer treatments using medications to attack specific cells, so they can no longer grow or spread. These targeted treatments destroy fewer healthy cells and lessen your risk for severe side effects, like those that result from chemotherapy.
Compassionate Oncology Medical Group specializes in several precision oncology therapies in the treatment of cancer. Dr. Eshaghian develops personalized pathways to treat your individual needs based on your cancer and your overall health.
Dr. Eshaghian may use various precision oncology therapies, including:
Molecular therapy uses small molecules or monoclonal antibodies to interfere with the growth and survival of cancer cells. Small molecules can enter the inside of your cells to destroy cancer, while monoclonal antibodies target the outside surface of the cell.
Immunotherapy triggers your immune system to destroy cancer cells. Monoclonal antibodies bind to specific immune cells to help them kill cancerous cells. Some monoclonal antibodies kill cancer cells without harming healthy cells.
Dr. Eshaghian discusses your options for precision oncology during your consultation for cancer treatment. He can determine if you’re a candidate for this strategized treatment based on the type of cancer you have, your personal and family medical history, and other criteria.
To find out more about the benefits of precision oncology, call Compassionate Oncology Medical Group or book an appointment online today.