adjuvant chemotherapy


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adjuvant chemotherapy

chemotherapy given in addition to surgical therapy, in order to reduce the risk of local or systemic relapse.

adjuvant chemotherapy

the use of anticancer drugs after or in combination with another form of cancer treatment, as after apparently complete surgical removal of cancer cells. The method is used when there is a significant risk that micrometastasis may still be present.

adjuvant chemotherapy

Administration of cytotoxic drugs to eradicate cancerous cells remaining in the body after surgery or radiation therapy.
See also: chemotherapy

Adjuvant chemotherapy

Treatment of the tumor with drugs after surgery to kill as many of the remaining cancer cells as possible.
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Late effects of high-dose adjuvant chemotherapy on white and gray matter in breast cancer survivors: Converging results from multimodal magnetic resonance imaging.
Specifically, we examine the factors associated with receiving guideline-concordant (1) adjuvant chemotherapy, (2) adjuvant radiation therapy, and (3) adjuvant hormonal therapy, considered both individually and for all adjuvant therapies jointly, among SWGA breast cancer patients.
Lynch and colleagues also reported that, in patients with initial cystectomy, adjuvant chemotherapy had no impact on OS.
17] describe second-look laparotomy with biopsy of the tumour bed after initial resection and adjuvant chemotherapy to assess response.
Additionally, the malignancy-risk gene signature has demonstrated the potential to identify early-stage NSCLC patients who would be likely to benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy," explained Chen.
Trastuzumab after adjuvant chemotherapy in HER2-positive breast cancer.
Studies examining the efficacy of adjuvant chemotherapy are lacking, due in part to the low incidence of breast angiosarcomas.
The 100 patients were categorized in two groups group A comprised 50 patients who received neo adjuvant chemotherapy followed by surgical resection while group B comprised patients who underwent surgical resection alone.
Determinants of recovery from amenorrhoea in premenopausal breast cancer patients receiving adjuvant chemotherapy in the taxane era.
Evidence of the benefit of perioperative chemotherapy over surgery alone [10] and the potential benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy (after liver resection) [30] caused a rethink among the experts particularly in terms of the timing of the administration of chemotherapy for CRC patients with initially resectable liver and lung metastases.
After a potentially curative resection of stage III colon cancer and adjuvant chemotherapy, a diet replete with sweets, french fries, refined grains, and red and processed meats "may facilitate a milieu that allows residual microscopic disease to proliferate and spread," said Dr.