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 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, "For some cancer patients, monitoring symptoms can extend their lives," 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, "Tapping into the immune system shows promise in stage 3 lung cancer," 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, "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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12 Nov 2019

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“Unresectable.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unresectable. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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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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