Cancer growth inhibitors

Chemical signals tell cells in the body how and when to develop and divide. Cancer growth inhibitors make it difficult for cancer cells to receive these signals. By blocking the signals, these drugs may stop cancer cells from developing or dividing. This may slow the growth of a cancer.

If you know the name of the cancer growth 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.

Back to Targeted therapy explained

What is targeted therapy?

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

Angiogenesis inhibitors

Angiogenesis inhibitors are drugs that make it difficult for a tumour to develop a blood supply.

Monoclonal antibodies

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