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Targeted cancer drugs

Targeted cancer drugs work by ‘targeting’ those differences that a cancer cell has. Find out how you might have these drugs for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).

About targeted cancer drugs

There are different types of targeted drugs that you might have as part of your treatment for NHL.

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). 

Ibrutinib (Imbruvica)

Ibrutinib is a type of targeted cancer drug. It is a treatment for some types of lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.

Obinutuzumab (Gazyvaro)

Obinutuzumab is a type of targeted cancer drug. It is a treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and follicular lymphoma.

Bortezomib (Velcade)

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

Lenalidomide (Revlimid)

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

Temsirolimus (Torisel)

Read about temsirolimus, how you have it and other important information about having this drug. 

Last reviewed: 
29 Dec 2020
Next review due: 
29 Dec 2023
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