neoadjuvant chemotherapy

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neoadjuvant chemotherapy

Chemotherapy given before cancer surgery with the hope that it will shrink the tumour, resulting in a procedure that is less drastic and has clearer margins.

Breast, colorectal, lung cancers.

Adverse effects
Nausea, vomiting, hair loss, fatigue, oral ulcers, infection, anaemia, increased bleeding.
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neoadjuvant chemotherapy

Induction chemotherapy, neoadjuvant therapy, preemptive chemotherapy, primary chemotherapy Oncology 1. The use of chemotherapy on solid–ie, non-hematopoietic neoplasms–eg, osteosarcomas, anal cancer, head&neck cancer; NC is used in Pts with clinically resectable but locally advanced disease that is not amenable to complete eradication surgery or RT; agents used in NC include cisplatin, 5-FU, vinblastine, and the M-VAC 'cocktail.' See Neoadjuvant therapy. Cf Induction therapy.
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Neoadjuvant chemotherapy

Treatment of the tumor with drugs before surgery to reduce the size of the tumor.
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Pathologic downstaging is a surrogate marker for efficacy and increased survival following neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radical cystectomy for muscle-invasive urothelial bladder cancer.
The addition of trastuzumab to the neoadjuvant chemotherapy significantly improved the pCR rate.
To find out whether Ki-67 mRNA expression has a relationship with clinical response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer, we used bivariate analysis, which can be seen in Table 3.
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Prognostic factors for osteosarcoma of the extremity treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy: 15-year experience in 789 patients treated at a single institution.
The long-term efficacy of neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by radical hysterectomy compared with radical surgery alone or concurrent chemoradiotherapy on locally advanced-stage cervical cancer.
Results: The results showed that among the 20 patients who underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy no one had complete response, 55% had partial response, 35% had stable disease, and 2 had progressive disease and were advised palliative radiotherapy only.
"As Principal Investigator for the Phase Ib dose-escalation OVATION 1 study evaluating patients newly diagnosed with Stage III/IV ovarian cancer and treated with four different doses of GEN-1, in combination with neoadjuvant chemotherapy, I was encouraged by this promising data.
However, there is no published data comparing treatment by neoadjuvant chemotherapy or hypofractionation with standard concomitant chemoradiation.
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