What are targeted cancer drugs?

Targeted cancer drugs work by ‘targeting’ those differences that help a cancer cell to survive and grow. There are many different types of targeted drugs.

Types of targeted cancer drugs

There are a number of different types of targeted cancer drugs. Find out what they are, how they work and about the side effects.  

Last reviewed: 
18 Dec 2020
Next review due: 
15 Dec 2023
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