Heroic therapy | definition of heroic therapy by Medical dictionary
Medical history See Heroic medicine
Mainstream medicine Aggressive treatment of a dread disease regarded by a patient’s caregivers as incurable with standard therapies and usual and prudent doses of potentially toxic drugs
Surgery See Heroic surgery
heroic therapy Mainstream medicine Aggressive treatment of a dread disease regarded by a Pt's care-givers as incurable with standard therapies at usual and prudent doses of potentially toxic drugs; Cf Heroic surgery.
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He reported on the first 26 patients to receive this expensive, risky heroic therapy
which entails wiping out the patient's immune system and then transplanting the patient's harvested naive stem cells.