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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SIS Predicts the Benefits of Adjuvant Chemotherapy. Figure 2(a) shows the survival curves for patients with and without AC.
At the breast cancer center in the Leopoldina Hospital GmbH Schweinfurt, the actual influence on the decision for or against adjuvant chemotherapy was evaluated over a period of three years by comparing therapy recommendations with and without knowledge of the Oncotype DX result.
To evaluate the necessity of adjuvant chemotherapy, predictive mathematical models were established to systematically evaluate the influence of each factor on the patients' OS and DFS [Table 2] and [Table 3].
Its main impact involved reducing the administration of adjuvant chemotherapy in low-risk patients.
Poor surgical candidates with small cell carcinomas of the bladder may benefit from bladder sparing surgery with adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation.
Social and racial differences in selection of breast cancer adjuvant chemotherapy regimens.
Data on the impact of treatment interval in NSCLC is limited.One retrospective report showed that time between surgery and initiation of adjuvant chemotherapy for more than 10 weeks showed no effect in survival outcome.
Neurocognitive performance in breast cancer survivors exposed to adjuvant chemotherapy and tamoxifen.
For example, black women have been shown to be less likely to receive adjuvant chemotherapy (Bhargava and Du 2009; Freedman et al.
Whether all patients with locally advanced rectal cancer should receive adjuvant chemotherapy is still controversial.
The evolution of improved outcomes in treating microscopic metastatic breast cancer is also the story of developing adjuvant chemotherapy for postoperative breast disease, he says.