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Targeted and immunotherapy drugs

You might have a targeted drug called rituximab to treat hairy cell leukaemia. You usually have it with chemotherapy.

You might have an immunotherapy called interferon, but this is less common.

Rituximab (Mabthera, Rixathon, Truxima)

Rituximab is a targeted cancer drug. You might have it as a treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) and some types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). 

Interferon alfa (IntronA, Roferon-A)

Interferon alfa is a targeted cancer drug. You might have it as a treatment for a number of different types of cancer. 

Last reviewed: 
22 Feb 2018

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