Targeted (biological) therapies

Targeted therapies for secondary bone cancer

Targeted therapies (sometimes called biological therapies) are substances that target the differences between cancer cells and normal cells. They are often used to treat kidney cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, including the bones. They are also sometimes used to treat other cancers that have spread, such as prostate, breast and lung cancer.

Targeted therapies include a range of different drugs. They can be given in different ways including:

  • by mouth (orally)
  • by injection under the skin (subcutaneously)
  • by injection into a vein (intravenously).

Side effects vary depending on the drug used. Your hospital team can tell you more.

We have more information about commonly used targeted therapies.