Cancer Medications | Drugs Approved for Different Types of Cancer

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Cancer Drugs

Other names: Carcinoma; Malignant Disease; Malignant Tumor

About Cancer:  Cancer is a malignant growth or tumour resulting from an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells

 The following are some — but not all — of the cancer medications available in the U.S.:

  • Irinotecan (Camptosar)
  • Irinotecan liposome injection (Onivyde)
  • Methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall)
  • Oxaliplatin (Eloxatin)
  • Trastuzumab (Herceptin)
  • Bortezomib (Velcade)
  • Chlorambucil (Leukeran)
  • Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan, Neosar)
  • Gemcitabine (Gemzar)
  • Gleevec

List of approved treatment options by type of cancer:

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colon/Colorectal Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer

Drugs Approved for Different Types of Cancer

Drugs approved by the FDA for specific types of cancer are listed on this page. The drug names link to NCI’s information summaries about these drugs. The pages are updated when new cancer drugs are approved.

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