cytoreductive therapy


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cy·to·re·duc·tive ther·a·py

therapy with the intention of reducing the number of cells in a lesion, usually a malignancy.
Synonym(s): cytoreduction

cy·to·re·duc·tive ther·a·py

(sī'tō-rĕ-dŭk'tiv thār'ă-pē)
Care intended to reduce the number of cells in a lesion, particularly a malignancy.
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Those at high risk (history of thrombosis or age >60 years) also receive cytoreductive therapy with hydroxyurea.
This agent is under clinical development for the treatment of follicular B-cell lymphomas following cytoreductive therapy with Rituxan(r), the leading biopharmaceutical approved for the treatment of this disease.
While phlebotomy and low dose aspirin are accepted as the standard of care for initial therapy, cytoreductive therapy is recommended to aid in the control of erythrocytosis in the presence of poor tolerance to phlebotomy, symptomatic or progressive splenomegaly, or evidence of high thrombotic risk2.