down staging

down staging

the use of chemotherapy or radiation therapy prior to surgery to reduce the pathological stage of a neoplasm. See also staging (2).
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He then talked about down staging the therapy and said that at present their Living Donor Liver Transplant mortality was less than 0.
Since the trends in breast surgery are more towards the breast conservation, and suitable patients can undergo wide local excision or wire localisation surgery after down staging the tumour, intra-operative time is less while post-operative complications are even lesser compared to mastectomy.
Forty five patients presented with Stage III disease of which fifteen patients were render operable with neoadjuvant therapy by down staging their tumors.
Keeping in the view, WHO has recommended screening of cervical cancer, namely down staging, which can be further evaluated by Pap smear and liquid based cytology.
The approach proposed for India and other developing countries without laboratory facilities and resources to envisage cytological screening of all adult women is called Down Staging.
Down staging represents a potentially important approach for cancer control and priority area for future research.
Wash and clean the glass and frame inside, sweep away debris and wash down staging, which will help prevent problems from pests and diseases over the winter.
Pared down staging and costume alongside strong lighting all helped this process.
The pieces all worked well together, blending almost seamlessly in a process helped by pared down staging and costume with strong lighting.
A Mulligan penalty ensured the hosts held a 1-06 to 1-01 interval lead and despite Down staging a strong comeback with six of the next seven points after the break, it was a fisted goal from Philip McGuinness which ensured Dessie Dolan Snr's side regained the lead.
The influence of pre operation radiation therapy in tumour down staging is misleading.
The pared down staging and minimalist set leave space for a series of moving cameos, among them the story of Pat Long whose son was killed in Iraq four years ago.
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