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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.
Molecular biologists identify enzyme that activates and ‘supercharges’ cellular machinery

Molecular biologists identify enzyme that activates and ‘supercharges’ cellular machinery

Chemotherapy drug effective at preventing breast cancer's return, gives patients a better quality of life

Chemotherapy drug effective at preventing breast cancer's return, gives patients a better quality of life

Combination therapy has complete response rate in children, young adults with Hodgkin lymphoma

Combination therapy has complete response rate in children, young adults with Hodgkin lymphoma

Anti-nausea drug may be new treatment for obstructive sleep apnea

Anti-nausea drug may be new treatment for obstructive sleep apnea

Adding a second HER2-targeted treatment may improve outcomes for some women with breast cancer

Adding a second HER2-targeted treatment may improve outcomes for some women with breast cancer

Findings point to potential new treatment for people with newly diagnosed EGFR-positive NSCLC

Findings point to potential new treatment for people with newly diagnosed EGFR-positive NSCLC

Study: Cancer patients who used symptom-reporting Internet tool lived longer

Study: Cancer patients who used symptom-reporting Internet tool lived longer

Study shows effectiveness of 3 months of chemotherapy in colon cancer patients after surgery

Study shows effectiveness of 3 months of chemotherapy in colon cancer patients after surgery

Testicular cancer survivors with low testosterone more likely to have chronic health problems

Testicular cancer survivors with low testosterone more likely to have chronic health problems

Cannabinoids used in combination with chemotherapy found to be effective in killing leukemia cells

Cannabinoids used in combination with chemotherapy found to be effective in killing leukemia cells

Symptom self-reporting web-based tool could be used to help extend oncology patients' lives, study finds

Symptom self-reporting web-based tool could be used to help extend oncology patients' lives, study finds

Electronic patient-reported symptom monitoring increases survival compared with usual cancer care

Electronic patient-reported symptom monitoring increases survival compared with usual cancer care

New targeted oral therapy results in durable responses across many kinds of cancer

New targeted oral therapy results in durable responses across many kinds of cancer

Positive results for AstraZeneca’s PARP inhibitor Lynparza in advanced breast cancer

Positive results for AstraZeneca’s PARP inhibitor Lynparza in advanced breast cancer

Standard therapy plus abiraterone lowers relative risk of death in men with advanced prostate cancer

Standard therapy plus abiraterone lowers relative risk of death in men with advanced prostate cancer

Immunotherapy combination offers new hope for women with early stage triple negative breast cancer

Immunotherapy combination offers new hope for women with early stage triple negative breast cancer

Early study of experimental vaccine shows escalating immune response in patients with sarcoma

Early study of experimental vaccine shows escalating immune response in patients with sarcoma

Yale researchers find racial and ethnic disparities in use of genetic test for breast cancer

Yale researchers find racial and ethnic disparities in use of genetic test for breast cancer

Experimental drug increases progression-free survival in pancreatic cancer patients, clinical trial shows

Experimental drug increases progression-free survival in pancreatic cancer patients, clinical trial shows

Novel vaccine therapy can generate immune responses in patients with HPV-related head and neck cancer

Novel vaccine therapy can generate immune responses in patients with HPV-related head and neck cancer