Targeted (biological) therapies

Targeted (biological) therapies explained

  • General information

    What are targeted (biological) therapies?

    Targeted therapies are sometimes known as biological therapies. They interfere with the way cancer cells grow.

  • Leukaemia, chronic myeloid (CML)

    Targeted therapies for CML

    Targeted therapies are drugs that target specific proteins in the leukaemia cells. They are the main treatment for CML.

  • Leukaemia, chronic myeloid (CML)

    Side effects of TK inhibitors

    TK inhibitors can cause some side effects but these are usually mild and can be treated effectively.

  • Leukaemia, chronic myeloid (CML)

    Monitoring response to treatment

    You’ll have regular hospital appointments to monitor your response to treatment.