Angiogenesis inhibitors

For tumours to survive, they need to produce a network of blood vessels. Angiogenesis inhibitors interfere with the development of blood vessels. This means that the cancer is unable to receive the oxygen and nutrients it needs to survive.

Individual angiogenesis inhibitors

Lanalidomide (Revlimid ®)

Thalidomide (Thalidomid ®)

Aflibercept (Zaltrap®)

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Cancer growth inhibitors

Cancer growth inhibitors block certain chemical signals within cells, which slows down or stops the growth of the cancer.

Monoclonal antibodies

Monoclonal antibodies can attach themselves to cancer cells to prevent them from growing.

Vaccines

Cancer vaccines help the immune system recognise cancer cells and destroy them.