unresectable cancer

unresectable cancer

Surgical oncology A malignancy which can't be surgically removed, due either to the number of metastatic foci, or because it is in a surgical danger zone. See Heroic surgery.

Unresectable cancer

A tumor that cannot be completely removed by surgery.
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S-1 monotherapy is considered a second- or third-line chemotherapy for unresectable cancer [7].
These new strategies of combining complementary treatments now apply not only to patients with unresectable cancers but also to those with resectable disease, for whom, according to current evidence, neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy improve survival.