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.

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Targeted therapies for CML

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