Targeted (biological) therapies

Targeted (biological) therapies explained

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    What are targeted (biological) therapies?

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

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    Angiogenesis inhibitors

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

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    Cancer growth inhibitors

    Cancer growth inhibitors block certain chemical signals within cells, which slows down or stops the growth of the cancer.

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    Monoclonal antibodies

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

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