residual cancer

residual cancer

Oncology Any CA that remains after definitive management has been attempted. Cf Recurrent cancer.
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no invasive or noninvasive residual cancer in breast or nodes) at the time of definitive surgery, EFS in patients whose tumors express PD-L1, overall survival, safety and patient-reported outcomes.
Curative resection was considered in the case that no obvious residual cancer stayed in the operating bed, and the distal and proximal excision margins were negative in terms of tumor invasion.
For patients who had no residual cancer left after surgery, their survival increased to 100 months.
"But using mouse models that replicate recurrent HER2-positive breast cancers, which afflict about 20 percent of women, we were able to locate the residual cancer cells that survive after treatment and study them," he added.
This residual cancer tissue after surgical procedure will lead to further cancer progression and will reduce survival of the patient.
There is extensive fibrosis and there are no residual cancer cells.
One of the uses of frozen section is to inform the surgeon if the surgical margin is clear of residual cancer, or if residual cancer is present at the surgical margin.
I had to ask myself, "What was the malignant melanoma doing for nearly ten years?" I had to logically assume that, following the original surgery, there must have been residual cancer in the tissues.
In just eight months Yvonne underwent 14 rounds of chemotherapy and a lumpectomy surgery to remove residual cancer cells.
"It is very rare to be able to offer surgery for stage four lung cancer patients and for the surgical specimens to have no evidence of residual cancer after surgery," says Dr.
Their analysis showed that pre- and postoperative PSA levels and Gleason score are significant predictors of residual cancer observed at histopathological specimens after radical prostatectomy (17).
Then, surgery was supplemented, but no residual cancer was found in the resected specimen.