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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‘Kicking you when you’re down’: Many cancer patients pay dearly for parking

‘Kicking you when you’re down’: Many cancer patients pay dearly for parking

UNSW researchers find novel way to attack the 'fortress' surrounding pancreatic tumors

UNSW researchers find novel way to attack the 'fortress' surrounding pancreatic tumors

Playing games in virtual reality creates 'time compression'

Playing games in virtual reality creates 'time compression'

Fungal disease is emerging among hundreds of COVID-19 patients in India, shows study

Fungal disease is emerging among hundreds of COVID-19 patients in India, shows study

Investigational gene therapy can restore immune function in children with inherited immunodeficiency disorder

Investigational gene therapy can restore immune function in children with inherited immunodeficiency disorder

Low dose of a four-drug combination helps prevent cancer metastasis in mice

Low dose of a four-drug combination helps prevent cancer metastasis in mice

Normalizing cholesterol metabolism in microglia alleviates chronic neuropathic pain

Normalizing cholesterol metabolism in microglia alleviates chronic neuropathic pain

Targeted therapies could exploit unique metabolic features of pancreatic cancer cells

Targeted therapies could exploit unique metabolic features of pancreatic cancer cells

Researchers report encouraging results from experimental antiviral targeting Marburg virus

Researchers report encouraging results from experimental antiviral targeting Marburg virus

Researchers describe the key facet of sexual determination in mammalian models

Researchers describe the key facet of sexual determination in mammalian models

SARS-CoV-2 infection prolongs viral shedding and lymphocyte loss in patients with cancer

SARS-CoV-2 infection prolongs viral shedding and lymphocyte loss in patients with cancer

New strategy could increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy treatments

New strategy could increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy treatments

UMass Amherst researchers achieve breakthrough in the fight against cancer

UMass Amherst researchers achieve breakthrough in the fight against cancer

Novel CBD analog alleviates pain in mouse model of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

Novel CBD analog alleviates pain in mouse model of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

Study identifies novel combination therapy to help patients with advanced lung cancer

Study identifies novel combination therapy to help patients with advanced lung cancer

New combination treatment could benefit T-ALL patients who do not respond to chemotherapy

New combination treatment could benefit T-ALL patients who do not respond to chemotherapy

Cancer researchers receive $3 million NCI grant to study cognitive dysfunction after chemotherapy

Cancer researchers receive $3 million NCI grant to study cognitive dysfunction after chemotherapy

Researchers develop new technology to reduce high error rates in gene sequencing

Researchers develop new technology to reduce high error rates in gene sequencing

New drug class effective in treating certain types of ovarian cancers

New drug class effective in treating certain types of ovarian cancers

Rucaparib drug  is effective in treating certain types of ovarian cancers, shows study

Rucaparib drug is effective in treating certain types of ovarian cancers, shows study