unresectable cancer

unresectable cancer

Surgical oncology A malignancy which can't be surgically removed, due either to the number of metastatic foci, or because it is in a surgical danger zone. See Heroic surgery.

Unresectable cancer

A tumor that cannot be completely removed by surgery.
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The study is an open-label Phase II trial designed to evaluate the anti-tumor efficacy, effect on symptoms, and safety and tolerability of Atiprimod in patients with low to intermediate grade neuroendocrine carcinoma (also called carcinoid cancer) who have metastatic or unresectable cancer and who have progression of their disease despite standard therapy (octreotide and others).
These new strategies of combining complementary treatments now apply not only to patients with unresectable cancers but also to those with resectable disease, for whom, according to current evidence, neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy improve survival.
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