Chemotherapy

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.
What is Chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy literally refers to the treatment of certain diseases using specific chemicals that are destructive to malignant cells or to the causative agent of a disease such as a bacteria or virus. Therefore, the treatment can be broadly divided into two categories - cancer chemotherapy and antimicrobial chemotherapy.

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Drug combo delivered in a nanoparticle formulation extends the survival of mice with medulloblastoma

Drug combo delivered in a nanoparticle formulation extends the survival of mice with medulloblastoma

Death rates from ovarian cancer are predicted to fall by 2022 in EU countries

Death rates from ovarian cancer are predicted to fall by 2022 in EU countries

Study provides a new treatment option for patients with relapsed B-cell lymphoma

Study provides a new treatment option for patients with relapsed B-cell lymphoma

Study opens the door to a new approach to attacking herpesviruses

Study opens the door to a new approach to attacking herpesviruses

Researchers discover a potential new way to combat antibiotic resistance

Researchers discover a potential new way to combat antibiotic resistance

Cancer patients receiving treatment may mount inadequate immune response to COVID-19 vaccination

Cancer patients receiving treatment may mount inadequate immune response to COVID-19 vaccination

Investigational cancer drug mimics the metabolic and therapeutic effects of fasting, mice study shows

Investigational cancer drug mimics the metabolic and therapeutic effects of fasting, mice study shows

Treatment with immune-boosting protein and radiation improves survival in mice with glioblastoma

Treatment with immune-boosting protein and radiation improves survival in mice with glioblastoma

Independent drug action responsible for greater clinical efficacy of combination cancer therapies

Independent drug action responsible for greater clinical efficacy of combination cancer therapies

Antibody combination produces a synergistic response in difficult-to-treat pediatric cancers

Antibody combination produces a synergistic response in difficult-to-treat pediatric cancers

Efficacy and safety of mRNA-based SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in immuno-compromised subjects

Efficacy and safety of mRNA-based SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in immuno-compromised subjects

New combination immune therapy for cancer is effective and has fewer side effects, study finds

New combination immune therapy for cancer is effective and has fewer side effects, study finds

Long-excluded uterine cancer patients are step closer to 9/11 benefits

Long-excluded uterine cancer patients are step closer to 9/11 benefits

Overall survival rate has nearly doubled for Ph+ ALL patients after hematopoietic stem cell transplant

Overall survival rate has nearly doubled for Ph+ ALL patients after hematopoietic stem cell transplant

ASTRO provides new guidance on the use of external beam radiation therapy for primary liver cancers

ASTRO provides new guidance on the use of external beam radiation therapy for primary liver cancers

UCLA study provides new insights into molecular 'crosstalk' in pancreas cancer cells

UCLA study provides new insights into molecular 'crosstalk' in pancreas cancer cells

Manipulating voltage patterns in tumor cells reduces breast cancer metastasis in animal models

Manipulating voltage patterns in tumor cells reduces breast cancer metastasis in animal models

App attempts to break barriers to bankruptcy for those in medical debt

App attempts to break barriers to bankruptcy for those in medical debt

Therapeutic in vivo synthetic chemistry used to make anticancer drugs

Therapeutic in vivo synthetic chemistry used to make anticancer drugs

Study finds novel pathway for understanding why debilitating conditions happen for cancer patients

Study finds novel pathway for understanding why debilitating conditions happen for cancer patients