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The study included 227 women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer who were randomly assigned to one of three groups.
And after coaching through the five-hour chemotherapy sessions, Miss Val had another decision to make: a lumpectomy followed by radiation treatment, which might or might not be successful
Hundreds of trials are pairing CTLA-4, PD-1 or PD-L1 inhibitors with chemotherapy, radiation and targeted therapies.
The process typically involves multiple procedures and can take months, or even more, if chemotherapy or radiation is also required, Heistein says.
Unlike a standard chemotherapy drugs given to many patients, this method, referred to as CAR-T immunotherapy, essentially creates a custom treatment for each individual, reports Damian Garde for STAT News.
Then get ready to cry for this woman undergoing chemotherapy: 5.
Lacey had 12 rounds of chemo through her 35th week, when her doctors grew concerned that the baby had not grown since her previous ultrasound (slow intrauterine growth was a possible side effect of chemotherapy).
But the cancer had been too advanced for chemotherapy to eradicate.
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Origin and Etymology of chemotherapy
First Known Use: 1910See Words from the same year
CHEMOTHERAPY Defined for English Language Learners
medical Definition of chemotherapy
- Pyrazinamide is one of the most important drugs in modern chemotherapy of tuberculosis …
- —Max Salfinger et al., The Journal of the American Medical Association, 22 Mar. 1995
- Cancer cells mutate at a furious rate, and they can evolve the means to resist most chemotherapy drugs, requiring higher and more toxic doses to achieve an effect.
- —Shannon Brownlee and Nancy Shute, U.S. News & World Report, 18 May 1998
- Neutropenia and infection are major dose-limiting side effects of chemotherapy.
- —Jeffrey Crawford et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 18 July 1991
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