adjuvant chemotherapy


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adjuvant chemotherapy

chemotherapy given in addition to surgical therapy, in order to reduce the risk of local or systemic relapse.

adjuvant chemotherapy

the use of anticancer drugs after or in combination with another form of cancer treatment, as after apparently complete surgical removal of cancer cells. The method is used when there is a significant risk that micrometastasis may still be present.

adjuvant chemotherapy

Administration of cytotoxic drugs to eradicate cancerous cells remaining in the body after surgery or radiation therapy.
See also: chemotherapy

Adjuvant chemotherapy

Treatment of the tumor with drugs after surgery to kill as many of the remaining cancer cells as possible.
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According to the results, the suggestions were as follow: no recommendation of adjuvant chemotherapy for low-risk group, the conditional recommendation of adjuvant chemotherapy for the moderate-risk group, and strong recommendation of adjuvant chemotherapy for the high-risk group.
Social and racial differences in selection of breast cancer adjuvant chemotherapy regimens.
Visbal AL, Leighl NB, Feld R, et al: Adjuvant chemotherapy for early stage non-small cell lung cancer.
Late effects of high-dose adjuvant chemotherapy on white and gray matter in breast cancer survivors: Converging results from multimodal magnetic resonance imaging.
16-18 Although GEM combined with platinum has not been used in adjuvant chemotherapy for stage III NSCLC yet, data from the treatment of advanced NSCLC and several clinical trials involving stage II NSCLC with GEM have indicated that the combined treatment of GEM with platinum is more efficacious than NVB therapy in terms of safety and efficacy of postoperative chemotherapy.
Specifically, we examine the factors associated with receiving guideline-concordant (1) adjuvant chemotherapy, (2) adjuvant radiation therapy, and (3) adjuvant hormonal therapy, considered both individually and for all adjuvant therapies jointly, among SWGA breast cancer patients.
In order to find appropriate articles about adjuvant chemotherapy in rectal cancer, Ovid Medline (1946 to February 2014), PubMed, and the Cochrane library were used as online databases.
The study divided patients with stage IB to IIIA disease (39% of patients had stage IIIA disease) into two groups, with one group receiving adjuvant chemotherapy and the other group receiving surgery alone.
Better prognostic tools have been needed to identify both patients with a high probability of relapse and those who would benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy," said Chen.
Adjuvant chemotherapy with gemcitabine (or 5-FU) increases the 5-year overall survival rate from 9% to 20%.
Immunochemical test results did not inform treatment, and most women had both radiotherapy and adjuvant chemotherapy after their lumpectomy (2 498/3 247; 76.
Although neoadjuvant chemotherapy does not appear to offer a survival advantage, it is equivalent to primary surgery followed by adjuvant chemotherapy and may be associated with improved perioperative outcomes.