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Leukine has been approved since 1991 in the United States to bolster immune systems weakened by chemotherapy in patients with acute myeloid leukemia.
Yet chemotherapy worked well for me, keeping the cancer from spreading for more than 2½ years.
In the years prior to his death, Subbarow collaborated with Dr. Sidney Farber to develop methotrexate, the first effective chemotherapy against childhood leukemia.
Amber hopes to tackle college next and get into medical research on alternatives to chemotherapy with fewer side effects.
The women with this group were randomly assigned to get either hormone therapy or a combination of hormone therapy and chemotherapy.
The cost of the chemotherapy cocktails to which it was compared in the new study is a few thousand dollars.
Zach received heavy doses of chemotherapy and three bone marrow transplants during years of expensive treatment that left him suffering from uncontrollable fevers, nausea, and infections.
Younger women with breast cancer most likely have the triple negative type (estrogen, progesterone and HER2-negative cancer), which, for now, is still most effectively treated by chemotherapy.
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CHEMOTHERAPY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chemotherapy for English Language Learners
medical : the use of chemicals to treat or control a disease (such as cancer)
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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