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Types of targeted cancer drugs and immunotherapy

You might have one or more of these treatments for advanced kidney cancer. You might have them as part of a clinical trial.

Sunitinib (Sutent)

Find out what sunitinib is, how you have it and other important information about taking this cancer drug. 

Pazopanib (Votrient)

Read about pazopanib, how you have it and other important information about taking this cancer drug for advanced kidney cancer. 

Axitinib (Inlyta)

Find out what axitinib is, how you have it and other important information about taking axitinib for advanced kidney cancer.

Cabozantinib (Cometriq, Cabometyx)

Cabozantinib is a type of targeted drug. It is a treatment for advanced kidney and medullary thyroid cancer.

    Ipilimumab and nivolumab

    Find out about the drug combination ipilimumab and nivolumab, how you have it, what the possible side effects are and other important information.

    Avelumab (Bavencio)

    Avelumab is a type of immunotherapy. You might have it as a treatment for Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC).

    Aldesleukin (IL-2, Proleukin or interleukin 2)

    Find out about aldesleukin, when you have it, how you have it and side effects. 

    Last reviewed: 
    08 Jun 2020
    Next review due: 
    08 Jun 2023

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