Strike action between Monday 2 October to Thursday 5 October 2023

Consultants and junior doctors at The Christie will both strike between 7am on Monday 2 October to 7am on Thursday 5 October 2023. Both consultants and junior doctors will still provide emergency care during their strikes.

We are proactively contacting patients with appointments that may be affected by this strike. If you have an appointment at the Trust on any of these dates, please continue to come to The Christie and our other centres as planned unless we contact you to tell you otherwise. There may be longer waits than usual in clinics during this time.

Please do not call to check if your appointment is still going ahead.

Skip to Content

Targeted therapy

Cancer cells have changes in their genes (DNA) that make them different from normal cells. These changes mean that they behave differently. Cancer cells can grow faster than normal cells and sometimes spread.

Targeted cancer drugs work by directly ‘targeting’ the differences a cancer cell has from normal cells. This can then stop the cancer cells growing.

There are many different targets on cancer cells and different drugs that target them. Your doctor will talk to you about these if they are suitable for your treatment.

You may have a type of targeted therapy to treat cancer on its own or with other cancer treatments.

Last updated: March 2023