Genetic Therapy and Molecular Targeted Therapy in Oncology: Safety, Pharmacovigilance, and Perspectives for Research and Clinical Practice

Sabrina Orzetti, Federica Tommasi, Antonella Bertola, Giorgia Bortolin, Elisabetta Caccin, Sara Cecco, Emanuela Ferrarin, Elisa Giacomin, Paolo Baldo
<span title="2022-03-10">2022</span> <i title="MDPI AG"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="" style="color: black;">International Journal of Molecular Sciences</a> </i> &nbsp;
The impressive advances in the knowledge of biomarkers and molecular targets has enabled significant progress in drug therapy for crucial diseases such as cancer. Specific areas of pharmacology have contributed to these therapeutic outcomes—mainly targeted therapy, immunomodulatory therapy, and gene therapy. This review focuses on the pharmacological profiles of these therapeutic classes and intends, on the one hand, to provide a systematic definition and, on the other, to highlight some
more &raquo; ... related to pharmacovigilance, namely the monitoring of safety and the identification of potential toxicities and adverse drug reactions. Although clinicians often consider pharmacovigilance a non-priority area, it highlights the risk/benefit ratio, an essential factor, especially for these advanced therapies, which represent the most innovative and promising horizon in oncology.
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