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Targeted therapy for liver cancer


Targeted therapy for liver cancer

Targeted therapy drugs seek out specific receptors and proteins unique to cancer cells. Once attached to targeted cancer cells, the drugs work by either killing the cells or helping other therapies, such as chemotherapy, identify and target cancer cells.

A common targeted therapy used to treat liver cancer is sorafenib (Nexavar®), a kinase inhibitor, which targets specific enzymes called protein kinases that help regulate cell growth.