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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Angiogenesis inhibitors

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

Monoclonal antibodies

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


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