adjuvant chemotherapy


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adjuvant chemotherapy

[¦a·jə·vənt ‚kē·mō′ther·ə·pē]
(medicine)
Chemotherapy that is used to destroy suspected undetectable residual tumor after surgery or radiation treatment has eradicated all detectable tumor; effective in the treatment of breast and colon cancer.
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Cognitive functioning after adjuvant chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy for early-stage breast carcinoma.
We examined the following four binary outcomes: guideline-concordant receipt of adjuvant chemotherapy, guideline-concordant receipt of adjuvant radiation therapy, guideline-concordant receipt of adjuvant hormonal therapy, and guideline-concordant receipt of all three adjuvant therapies.
The sequence of open biopsy, neo-adjuvant chemotherapy, repeat imaging, surgical excision, and adjuvant chemotherapy has markedly reduced tumour size in some cases, with complete resection being achieved in cases that previously could not be adequately surgically excised.
Although no clinical trial proves the benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy or radiation therapy, both therapies should be considered in patients at high risk of recurrence.
The new adjuvant chemotherapy was well tolerated by the patients and it was not significantly associated with increased morbidity (myelosuppresion was the commonest adverse effect, seen in 10/50 patients).
Pregnancy and offspring after adjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer patients.
The panel also recommended that all resected patients should, if possible, receive postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy based on the data for the resected patients in the EORTC-EPOC trial [10].
Their diets were assessed midway through the course of adjuvant chemotherapy.
4) Although the role of chemotherapy is not clearly defined, adjuvant chemotherapy may improve overall survival.
After lumpectomy, she received adjuvant chemotherapy with doxorubicin 60 mg/[m.
In a recent analysis of three randomized chemotherapy trials, patients with ER-positive disease benefited from adjuvant chemotherapy less than did patients with ER-negative tumors.
This finding may put to rest the widespread belief that all NAN patients should receive routine systemic adjuvant chemotherapy or hormonal therapy, Professor Dr.