Chemotherapy drugs used to liver cancer
Chemotherapy is the use of anticancer or cytotoxic drugs to kill cancer cells. It is often given as treatment in the case of liver cancer and the most common drugs used for liver cancer are:
Systemic chemotherapy drugs
Chemotherapy drugs used for Hepatic artery infusion
- Mitomycin C
Targeted therapy drugs used in liver cancer
Targeted therapy works very differently in comparison to chemotherapy. Sometimes they even work when standard chemo does not and the side effects experienced by a person is comparatively different to the ones experiences with chemotherapy.
This drug works by keeping new blood cells from forming. It used in cases where liver cancer cannot be treated with surgery or if the cancer has spread to other organs.
This drug normally blocks several proteins that help tumor to grow or help new blood vessels formation to feed the tumor.
Sorafenib is a drug that works two ways, it blocks tumors from forming new blood vessels and also targets proteins on the cancer cells that normally help them grow.