Targeted (biological) therapy

What is targeted therapy?

This is a group of drugs that block the growth and spread of cancer. They target and interfere with processes in the cells that help cancer to grow.

The most widely used targeted therapy is trastuzumab (Herceptin). Other targeted therapies are:

Denosumab (Xgeva) is a targeted therapy used for treatment of secondary breast cancer in the bone.

Last reviewed: May 2018
Next planned review begins 2020

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