Angiogenesis inhibitors

Tumours need a blood supply to survive. Without a good blood supply, the tumour does not get the oxygen and nutrients it needs. This may slow the tumour’s growth, or sometimes cause it to shrink.

Angiogenesis inhibitors block the chemical signals that cells use to make blood vessels grow. This makes it difficult for a tumour to develop the network of blood vessels it needs to get a blood supply.

If you know the name of the angiogenesis inhibitor you are looking for, you can use our alphabetical list of targeted and immunotherapy drugs to find it. You can find more information about:

  • what the treatment is
  • how it is given
  • possible side effects.

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What is targeted therapy?

Targeted therapy drugs target something in or around a cancer cell that is helping it grow and survive.

Cancer growth inhibitors

Cancer growth inhibitors are drugs that block signals that tell cancer cells to develop or divide.

Monoclonal antibodies

Monoclonal antibodies attach to receptors on the surface of cancer cells or other cells in the body.