neoadjuvant


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ne·o·ad·ju·vant

(nē'ō-ad'jū-vănt),
Chemotherapy or radiation given before cancer surgery.
[neo- + adjuvant]

neoadjuvant

/neo·ad·ju·vant/ (ne″o-aj´oo-vant) referring to preliminary cancer therapy, usually chemotherapy or radiation therapy, that precedes a necessary second modality of treatment.

ne·o·ad·ju·vant

(nē'ō-ad'jū-vănt)
Chemotherapy or radiation given before cancer surgery or other phase of treatment.
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Patients enrolled into the Paradigm Registry will have neoadjuvant chemotherapy or hormone therapy.
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Controversy remains over whether staging SLNB should be performed before or after neoadjuvant chemotherapy [32].
The Cetuximab in Neoadjuvant Treatment of Non-Resectable Colorectal Liver Metastases, or CELIM, study compared treatment with cetuximab in addition to each of two standard types of chemotherapy, FOLFIRI (folinic acid, fluorouracil and irinotecan) and FOLFOX6 (folinic acid, fluorouracil and oxaliplatin).
Surgery may be done after neoadjuvant hormone therapy or chemotherapy.
In regard to chemotherapy, the most important decision facing surgeons attempting curative resections of primary soft tissue sarcomas is the use of neoadjuvant therapy.
The articles on gastrointestinal surgery address such issues as bariatric surgery, neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for pancreatic cancer, neoplasms of the pancreas, stomal tumors, imaging, laparascopic surgery and treatment for rectal tumors.
The Neoadjuvant Herceptin (NOAH) study demonstrated that trastuzumab, (known as Herceptin) plus chemotherapy completely eradicated the tumour in nearly twice as many patients (43 per cent) compared to those treated with chemotherapy alone (23 per cent).