heroic therapy

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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Based on the shared belief that having a relationship with a dog can improve every life, CESAR Canine Cuisine and the American Humane Association have partnered to shine a spotlight on these heroic therapy dogs who genuinely transform lives.
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.
Despite this heroic therapy, residual disease, though undetectable, still lingers in most patients.