Ibrutinib (Imbruvica®) is used to treat:
Ibrutinib may sometimes be used to treat other cancers. It is best to read this information with our general information about targeted therapies and the type of cancer you have.
Ibrutinib may only be available in some situations. Your cancer doctor can tell you if it's appropriate for you. Some people may be given it as part of a clinical trial.
If a drug isn’t available on the NHS, there may be different ways you are still able to have it. Your cancer doctor can give you advice.
Ibrutinib is a type of drug called a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI). Kinases are proteins in the body that control how the cells grow and divide.
Ibrutinib blocks the proteins (kinases) from sending signals to the cancer cells to grow. Blocking the signals causes the cells to die. This may help to stop or slow down the cancer growing.
Your doctor will talk to you about this treatment and its possible side effects before you agree (consent) to have treatment.