Cancer growth inhibitors

In order to grow and divide, cancer cells ‘communicate’ with each other using chemical signals. Cancer growth inhibitors are drugs that interfere with this process and so affect the cancer’s ability to develop.

We have specific information about everolimus, bortezomib, dasatinib, erlotinib, gefitinib, imatinib, lapatinib, nilotinib, pazopanib, sorafenib, sunitinib, temsirolimus and vemurafenib.

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Targeted therapies for CLL

Targeted therapy drugs may be used to treat CLL. They can be given on their own or with chemotherapy.

Monoclonal antibodies

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