combination chemotherapy

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combination chemotherapy

chemotherapy using more than a single drug to exploit the varying levels of toxicity for the patient's benefit.

combination chemotherapy

the simultaneous use of two or more anticancer drugs.

com·bi·na·tion che·mo·ther·a·py

(kom-bi-nāshŭn kē-mō-thāră-pē)
Therapy using more than a single drug to exploit the varying levels of toxicity for the patient's benefit.


the treatment of illness by chemical means; that is, by medication.

cancer chemotherapy
the use of antineoplastic agents in the treatment of malignant growths; usually employed because treatment by other means, such as surgical removal, is not possible. A variety of malignancies in dogs and cats have been successfully managed with some of the chemotherapeutic agents used in the treatment of cancer in humans.
combination chemotherapy
several drugs are used in parallel or in sequence. A common procedure in human cancer therapy.
multimodal chemotherapy
chemotherapy combined with other forms of treatment, e.g. surgical excision.
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Combination chemotherapy in the treatment of advanced Hodgkin's disease.
This has been proven by a phase III study which compared gemcitabine and cisplatin with the traditionally used combination chemotherapy M-VAC16.
A recent series also reported sustained complete response in 66% of EATL patients who underwent surgical resection followed by combination chemotherapy and autologous HCT.
In the ITT population, 91 patients received a first-line and 48 patients received a second-line chemotherapy or higher; 89 patients were treated with a TX, 45 patients with a GX, and 5 patients with an NX combination chemotherapy.
In the current study, we compared referral rates and treatment rates of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer before and after publication of a CPG recommending cisplatin-based combination chemotherapy.
Intermittent versus continuous oxaliplatin-based combination chemotherapy in patients with advanced colorectal cancer: a randomised non-inferiority trial (MRC COIN) (Abstr.
For more information on capecitabine-based combination chemotherapy for breast cancer, see the full article by Frye (2009).
Thalidomide has recently been associated with life-threatening deep venous thrombosis (DVT) when used in the treatment of refractory multiple myeloma along with combination chemotherapy.
1) Combination chemotherapy has produced higher response rates but no survival advantage over single agent chemotherapy.
Less than two in every ten patients nationwide were offered the option of combination chemotherapy - the standard first-line treatment for patients with advanced bowel cancer.
Most women with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer receive initial surgery followed by intensive platinum/taxane combination chemotherapy.
The highland malaria epidemics of the 1940s were stopped largely by sporontocidal drugs, and combination chemotherapy has recently limited transmission.