un·​re·​sect·​able | \ ˌən-ri-ˈsek-tə-bəl \

Definition of unresectable

: not capable of being surgically removed : not resectable an unresectable tumor

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Beyond Incyte’s failed combination trial, other proof-of-concept trials are ongoing in patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma, non-small-cell lung cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, and squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Raymond J. Tesi, STAT, "Combination immunotherapy may have failed in the Incyte/Merck trial, but it’s here to stay," 23 Apr. 2018

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1939, in the meaning defined above

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un·​re·​sect·​able | \ -ri-ˈsek-tə-bəl \

Medical Definition of unresectable

: not capable of being surgically removed an unresectable tumor

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