Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) are treatments used for treating cancer. These treatments comprises of Immunotherapy or Biological therapy, Hormonal therapy and Chemotherapy.
Chemotherapy is the traditional method for the treatment of cancer using various cytotoxic/cancer drugs. Immunotherapy uses larger protein biological molecules to treat certain types of cancer that is cell specific and can be used in combination with traditional chemotherapy drugs. Hormonal therapy is also used in combination with traditional chemotherapy to treat certain types of cancer with examples being breast and prostate. Since cancer cells have varying growth rates, different types of chemotherapy drugs are used to target the growth pattern of specific types of cancer cells.