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The Cancers category of medicines is also known as neoplastic disorders.
Consumers: If you have any questions about medicines, you can speak to one of our pharmacists at NPS Medicines Line by calling 1300 633 424. You can ring Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, Australian Eastern Standard Time (excluding NSW public holidays). For non-medicine products, further information may also be available from the manufacturer.
05 Nov2013 –
Targeted anticancer therapies recognise features of a cancer cell that make it different to normal cells in the body. Being more specific means these therapies can damage cancer cells as effectively as traditional chemotherapy, but with different and often less severe side effects.