You have a lot to process when you receive a cancer diagnosis. Part of that discussion can include a decision about off-label treatment options.
You’re probably familiar with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Their research determines a drug therapy’s safety and its designated use.
But a particular drug’s effectiveness doesn’t stop there
What is “off-label?”
Simply put, an off-label treatment would involve use of a specific (FDA approved) drug for a purpose other than the FDA designation. A drug’s secondary use is therefore not listed on its “label”.
For example, you’ll notice a few things when examining a drug’s label.
How it’s designed to work
Relevant research data that supports its approval