What are targeted (biological) therapies?

Targeted therapies (sometimes known as biological therapies) can be used to stimulate the immune system, control the growth of cancer cells or to overcome side effects of treatment.

There are several types of targeted treatment:

There’s more information about each of these treatments in this section. Or, if you know the name of the drug you’re looking for, you can use the alphabetical list to find it.

Back to Targeted therapy explained

Monoclonal antibodies

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