Targeted (biological) therapies

Targeted (biological) therapies explained

How targeted therapies work

How targeted therapies work

This animation shows how targeted therapies work and what effect they have on the body.

About our cancer information videos

This animation shows how targeted therapies work and what effect they have on the body.

About our cancer information videos

Angiogenesis inhibitors

Angiogenesis inhibitors prevent cancers from making new blood vessels. Without new blood vessels, the cancer cannot grow.

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. They can trigger a person’s immune system to work against the cancer or some monoclonal antibodies work in other ways.

Vaccines

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