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Types of targeted cancer drugs and immunotherapy

Find out about the different types of targeted cancer drugs and immunotherapy for melanoma skin cancer and their side effects.

Vemurafenib (Zelboraf)

Find out what vemurafenib is, how you have it and other important information about taking vemurafenib.

Dabrafenib (Tafinlar)

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

Pembrolizumab (Keytruda)

Pembrolizumab is a type of immunotherapy. You might have it for a number of different types of cancer such as non small cell lung cancer. 

Ipilimumab (Yervoy)

Find out what ipilimumab is, how you have it and other important information about taking ipilimumab.

Nivolumab (Opdivo)

Find out what nivolumab is, how you have it and other important information about having nivolumab.

Talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC)

Find out what talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC) is, how you have it and other important information about taking T-VEC.

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.

Encorafenib (Braftovi) and Binimetinib (Mektovi)

Find out about the targeted cancer drugs encorafenib and binimetinib, how you have them, the possible side effects and other important information about taking them.

Dabrafenib (Tafinlar) and Trametinib (Mekinist)

Find out about the targeted cancer drugs dabrafenib and trametinib, how you have them, the possible side effects and other important information about taking them.

Imiquimod cream (Aldara)

Imiquimod cream uses your body’s natural defences to help kill cancer cells. Find out how you have it and what the side effects are.

Last reviewed: 
21 May 2020
Next review due: 
21 May 2023
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