induction chemotherapy


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in·duc·tion che·mo·ther·a·py

use of chemotherapy as initial treatment before surgery or radiotherapy of a malignancy.

induction chemotherapy

chemotherapy as the initial treatment for cancer, especially as part of combined modality therapy.

induction chemotherapy

The use of chemotherapy as a primary treatment for patients presenting with advanced cancer for which there is no alternative treatment.

induction chemotherapy

Oncology The use of chemotherapy as a primary treatment for Pts presenting with advanced CA for which no alternative treatment exists. See Salvage treatment.

in·duc·tion che·mo·ther·a·py

(ICT) (in-dŭkshŭn kēmō-thāră-pē)
Use of chemotherapy as initial treatment before surgery or radiotherapy of a malignancy.
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In 2004, Rischin et al reported that induction chemotherapy followed by concurrent chemoradiation can be considered a promising treatment for SNUC.
Patient 3 was a 58-year-old man receiving induction chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia, who was treated for polybacterial neutropenic sepsis.
A lower cell viability and higher apoptosis in freshly isolated leukemic cells at the time of diagnosis may indicate a favourable response in patients with ALL but may not provide any sufficient information in predicting the response in AML patients to induction chemotherapy.
The delay in induction chemotherapy was seen in 3 of 5 B19 infected children and they required much longer duration of induction therapy (P < 0.
They add that the participants whose tumours did not respond to the induction chemotherapy were referred for surgery.
Of these, 127 patients received induction chemotherapy before concurrent radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
Most patients will only have a partial response to the induction chemotherapy.
Patients in the study were given induction chemotherapy followed by autologous transplant.
He was to undergo 70 days of induction chemotherapy.
Another study showed that the development of two or more episodes of hyperglycemia (blood glucose level of 200 mg/dL or higher) during the first 30 days of induction chemotherapy for acute lymphocytic leukemia was associated with a significant reduction in the median duration of complete remission and median survival, compared with patients who did not have hyperglycemia (Cancer 2004;100:1179-85).
Induction chemotherapy plus radiation compared with surgery plus radiation in patients with advanced laryngeal cancer.