Cabozantinib is a type of targeted therapy drug called a tyrosine kinase inhibitor. It's used to treat medullary thyroid cancer and kidney cancer that has spread.
It works by blocking (inhibiting) the signals inside cancer cells that make them grow and divide. This may help to stop or slow down the growth of the cancer. It can also stop new blood vessels growing in the area of the cancer. Cancer cells need to make new blood vessels so they can grow and spread.
It’s best to read this information with our general information about the type of cancer you have. During treatment, you will see a cancer doctor and a cancer nurse. This is who we mean when we mention doctor or nurse in this information.