combination chemotherapy


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combination chemotherapy

chemotherapy using more than a single drug to exploit the varying levels of toxicity for the patient's benefit.

combination chemotherapy

[kom′binā′shən]
the simultaneous use of two or more anticancer drugs.

com·bi·na·tion che·mo·ther·a·py

(kom-bi-nāshŭn kē-mō-thāră-pē)
Therapy using more than a single drug to exploit the varying levels of toxicity for the patient's benefit.

chemotherapy

the treatment of illness by chemical means; that is, by medication.

cancer chemotherapy
the use of antineoplastic agents in the treatment of malignant growths; usually employed because treatment by other means, such as surgical removal, is not possible. A variety of malignancies in dogs and cats have been successfully managed with some of the chemotherapeutic agents used in the treatment of cancer in humans.
combination chemotherapy
several drugs are used in parallel or in sequence. A common procedure in human cancer therapy.
multimodal chemotherapy
chemotherapy combined with other forms of treatment, e.g. surgical excision.
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Food and Drug Administration approved ABRAXANE for Injectable Suspension (paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension) (albumin-bound) in January 2005 for the treatment of breast cancer after failure of combination chemotherapy for metastatic disease or relapse within six months of adjuvant chemotherapy.
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In addition, the study showed that 25% of patients might be best treated with a single agent selected by the MiCK assay rather than a more expensive and more toxic combination chemotherapy regimen.
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