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Chemotherapy, in its most general sense, is the treatment of disease by chemicals especially by killing micro-organisms or cancerous cells. In popular usage, it refers to antineoplastic drugs used to treat cancer or the combination of these drugs into a cytotoxic standardized treatment regimen.
FDA approves new drug for common form of liver cancer

FDA approves new drug for common form of liver cancer

Unstable chromosomes in lung tumors increase risk of cancer relapse, study reveals

Unstable chromosomes in lung tumors increase risk of cancer relapse, study reveals

Study reveals promising results for primary liver cancer patients treated with SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres

Study reveals promising results for primary liver cancer patients treated with SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres

Synthetic scaffold loaded with cancer-fighting T cells effectively shrinks solid tumors

Synthetic scaffold loaded with cancer-fighting T cells effectively shrinks solid tumors

Study shows how gut microbiota may play role in effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs

Study shows how gut microbiota may play role in effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs

New findings support use of integrative therapies for treating breast cancer patients

New findings support use of integrative therapies for treating breast cancer patients

Restricting amino acids in diet slows tumor growth, prolongs survival in mice

Restricting amino acids in diet slows tumor growth, prolongs survival in mice

RCSI researchers discover that function of KCNQ1 gene is linked to survival of colon cancer patients

RCSI researchers discover that function of KCNQ1 gene is linked to survival of colon cancer patients

Drug created from malaria protein offers hope for bladder cancer patients

Drug created from malaria protein offers hope for bladder cancer patients

Researcher aims to eliminate chemotherapy-resistant ovarian tumors using virus treatment

Researcher aims to eliminate chemotherapy-resistant ovarian tumors using virus treatment

NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium adds nine new clinical practice guidelines in oncology

NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium adds nine new clinical practice guidelines in oncology

Brain cancer patient treated with malaria drug shows dramatic improvement

Brain cancer patient treated with malaria drug shows dramatic improvement

IRCM researchers discover how immunotherapy works in some cancer patients

IRCM researchers discover how immunotherapy works in some cancer patients

New study finds 30% drop in bowel cancer mortality rates

New study finds 30% drop in bowel cancer mortality rates

Scalp cooling technology to fight cancer causing alopecia (hair loss) approved by the FDA

Scalp cooling technology to fight cancer causing alopecia (hair loss) approved by the FDA

Bacteriophages may help combat antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'

Bacteriophages may help combat antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'

ASTRO issues new clinical guideline for management of oropharyngeal cancer with radiation therapy

ASTRO issues new clinical guideline for management of oropharyngeal cancer with radiation therapy

Nanoparticle-programmed immune cells can slow progression of leukemia in mouse model

Nanoparticle-programmed immune cells can slow progression of leukemia in mouse model

Research finds diagnostic tests to be less accurate for children with impaired kidney function

Research finds diagnostic tests to be less accurate for children with impaired kidney function

Vaccine-chemotherapy combination may improve survival for glioblastoma patients

Vaccine-chemotherapy combination may improve survival for glioblastoma patients