residual cancer

residual cancer

Oncology Any CA that remains after definitive management has been attempted. Cf Recurrent cancer.
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It is very rare to be able to offer surgery for stage four lung cancer patients and for the surgical specimens to have no evidence of residual cancer after surgery," says Dr.
If residual cancer was present, a second TACE + RFA, TACE alone, or RFA alone was performed, depending on the condition of the residual cancer.
We continue to grow and strengthen our capabilities to develop a revolutionary product that can provide real-time visual identification of residual cancer during surgeries, offering patients and surgeons a new approach with the potential to improve surgical outcomes and avoid the need for repeat cancer surgeries.
The NHS funded flights and accommodation in America in the hope that the 11-week therapy will kill off the remaining residual cancer cells and stop the disease returning.
Now she has flown to Jacksonville in Florida to undergo a specialised form of radiotherapy, which it is hoped will kill off the remaining residual cancer cells and stop the disease returning.
9 months) compared with the other eight who had residual cancer cells in their biopsies (2.
If pCR is not achieved, residual cancer burden in the breast and nodes is associated with increased regional recurrence and decreased survival.
It is important to profile the residual cancer in the surgical excision specimens as a guide to adjuvant therapy.
In radical cancer surgery, success requires the excision of all malignant tissue including the primary tumor and enough of the surrounding tissue to ensure no residual cancer cells remain.
According to the company, PDT is a complementary treatment option that can be added to surgery for removal of residual cancer.
By enabling surgeons to remove sub-millimeter residual cancer, we expect to improve patient outcomes.
But they're a reminder there's something there keeping any residual cancer cells at bay, so it's a love-hate relationship.