un·​re·​sect·​able | \ ˌən-ri-ˈsek-tə-bəl How to pronounce unresectable (audio) \

Definition of unresectable

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

Examples of unresectable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The company has tested this drug in combination with its drug Opdivo in patients with untreated metastatic or unresectable melanoma. Leah Rosenbaum, Forbes, 26 May 2021 For a new therapy, it would be considered a rousing success: The clinical trial that led to the approval of Yervoy (ipilimumab) to treat metastatic or unresectable melanoma reported a survival benefit of four months associated with the drug. Stephen Ornes, chicagotribune.com, 7 Nov. 2019 These clinical trial results assessing IMFINZI in unresectable Stage 3 non-small cell lung cancer following chemoradiation have ushered in the next era in lung cancer treatment. Astrazeneca, USA TODAY, 3 June 2019 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, 23 Apr. 2018

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1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Unresectable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unresectable. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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un·​re·​sect·​able | \ -ri-ˈsek-tə-bəl How to pronounce unresectable (audio) \

Medical Definition of unresectable

: not capable of being surgically removed an unresectable tumor


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