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Is Cabometyx (cabozantinib) a chemotherapy drug?

Medically reviewed by N. France, BPharm. Last updated on Nov 30, 2020.

Official Answer


Cabometyx (cabozantinib) is a chemotherapy drug that is used to treat patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) and patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) who have previously been treated with Nexavar (sorafenib). It is taken once daily.

It is a small molecule chemotherapeutic drug that comes in three different strength yellow tablets including a:

  • 60 mg oval tablet
  • 40 mg triangular tablet
  • 20 mg round tablet

Cabometyx is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, which works by helping to stop the out-of-control growth that cancer cells display.


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