local therapy

local therapy

Local treatment Oncology Treatment that affects cells in a tumor and adjacent region. Cf Systemic therapy.
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Given that a BM is a hematogenous dissemination and that extracranial disease is frequently present at the time of BM, radiotherapy, which acts as a local therapy, may not be adequate for systemic control of disease.
3] Treatment mainly includes local therapy, antifibrinolytics, and platelet transfusion.
Fifty-one patients with cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma who were scheduled to receive local therapy (transcatheter arterial chemoembolization and radiofrequency ablation) for their cancer were randomly assigned to receive a supplement of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) or no BCAAs (control group).
After completion of chemotherapy, if residual tumour was found on Ret Cam examination, local therapy was applied.
In a study published in Urology, researchers demonstrate for the first time that an aggressive combination of systemic therapy (drug treatment) with local therapy (surgery and radiation) directed at both the primary tumor and metastasis can eliminate all detectable disease in selected patients with metastatic prostate cancer.
Its sustained release technology enables longer exposure of the urinary tract tissue to medications, making local therapy a potentially more effective treatment option.
Recently treatment modalities should be changed from systemic therapy toward local therapy.
While most patients who fail primary radiation therapy will receive palliative hormonal therapy, there is a subset with persistent/recurrent cancer in the prostate only who may benefit from salvage extirpative or ablative local therapy.
The 2-year complication rate related to local therapy in younger breast cancer patients ranged from 30% for lumpectomy plus whole breast irradiation to 56% for mastectomy plus reconstruction.
Its core micro technologies find applications in multiple products and medical specialties for working channels, smart catheters, imaging, catheter anchoring technology, physiologic measurement systems, tissue collection technology, local therapy delivery systems, and others.
It works for the majority of people --we don't quite know why--and it's a local therapy that avoids fetal exposure to systemic medications," she observed.
Short-term local therapy or single-dose oral treatment is effective for treating 90% of uncomplicated cases.