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Targeted cancer drugs and immunotherapy

Targeted cancer drugs work by targeting the differences in cancer cells that help them to grow and survive. Other drugs help the immune system to attack the cancer. They are called immunotherapies.

Some drugs work in more than one way. So they are targeted as well as working with the immune system. 


About targeted cancer drugs and immunotherapy

You might have these drugs with chemotherapy, on their own to treat hairy cell leukamia.

Targeted and immunotherapy drugs

Find out more about these drugs and the possible side effects.

Last reviewed: 
22 Feb 2018
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