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Are there drugs that can treat my lung cancer?

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Drugs that target specific parts of cancer cells or tumors are called targeted treatments. Some of them seem to help control lung cancer that has spread. They include:

Other drugs, such as atezolizumab (Tecentriq), durvalumab (Imfinzi), nivolumab (Opdivo), and pembrolizumab (Keytruda) use the body’s own defenses to attack cancer cells. Doctors call these meds immunotherapy.

  • Afatinib (Gilotrif)
  • Alectinib (Alecensa)
  • Bevacizumab (Avastin)
  • Brigatinib (Alunbrig)
  • Ceritinib (Zykadia)
  • Crizotinib (Xalkori)
  • Dabrafenib (Tafinlar)
  • Erlotinib (Tarceva)
  • Gefitinib (Iressa)
  • Lorlatinib (Lorbrena )
  • Necitumumab (Portrazza)
  • Osimertinib (Tagrisso)
  • Ramucirumab (Cyramza)
  • Trametinib (Mekanist)

From: Lung Cancer Treatments WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Paul Boyce on February 19, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 02/19/2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society.

National Cancer Institute.

National Institutes of Health.

American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Reviewed by Paul Boyce on February 19, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society.

National Cancer Institute.

National Institutes of Health.

American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Reviewed by Paul Boyce on February 19, 2019

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