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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Researchers develop ovarian tumor microenvironment-chip to test novel ways to treat the disease

Researchers develop ovarian tumor microenvironment-chip to test novel ways to treat the disease

MUSC Hollings Cancer Center part of promising phase 2 lymphoma clinical trial

MUSC Hollings Cancer Center part of promising phase 2 lymphoma clinical trial

Chemotherapy drugs can induce mutations that lead to relapse in pediatric ALL patients

Chemotherapy drugs can induce mutations that lead to relapse in pediatric ALL patients

Investigational Oncomagnetic Device shrinks end-stage recurrent glioblastoma

Investigational Oncomagnetic Device shrinks end-stage recurrent glioblastoma

Innovative testing platform could enable more precise, personalized immunotherapy

Innovative testing platform could enable more precise, personalized immunotherapy

Oral targeted therapy found to be an effective treatment option for high-risk hairy cell leukemia

Oral targeted therapy found to be an effective treatment option for high-risk hairy cell leukemia

New online tool launched to accelerate discoveries for reversing progressive hearing loss

New online tool launched to accelerate discoveries for reversing progressive hearing loss

Researchers use appendiceal cancer organoids to study personalized immunotherapy response

Researchers use appendiceal cancer organoids to study personalized immunotherapy response

MIT engineers create new diagnostic nanoparticle that can pinpoint tumor location

MIT engineers create new diagnostic nanoparticle that can pinpoint tumor location

Combination of investigational therapeutic and chemotherapy shows promise for AML treatment

Combination of investigational therapeutic and chemotherapy shows promise for AML treatment

Drug combination found to be safe and effective in malignant peritoneal mesothelioma patients

Drug combination found to be safe and effective in malignant peritoneal mesothelioma patients

Lott donates $600,000 to the Zero Childhood Cancer Program

Lott donates $600,000 to the Zero Childhood Cancer Program

Hematopoietic stem cells take advantage of 'junk' RNA to replenish the blood system

Hematopoietic stem cells take advantage of 'junk' RNA to replenish the blood system

Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine effective and safe for use among cancer patients

Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine effective and safe for use among cancer patients

Stimulating immune cells to form special structures can potentiate pancreatic cancer chemotherapy

Stimulating immune cells to form special structures can potentiate pancreatic cancer chemotherapy

Genetic map reveals potential new treatment for aggressive childhood brain tumor

Genetic map reveals potential new treatment for aggressive childhood brain tumor

Chemotherapy destabilizes gut microbiome in cancer patients

Chemotherapy destabilizes gut microbiome in cancer patients

Researchers seek to find a cure for the deadliest solid tumor in children

Researchers seek to find a cure for the deadliest solid tumor in children

Researchers highlight easily adoptable methods to improve outcomes for patients with gastroesophageal cancer

Researchers highlight easily adoptable methods to improve outcomes for patients with gastroesophageal cancer

Engineered T cells prevent translational shutdown in SARS-CoV-2 infected cells

Engineered T cells prevent translational shutdown in SARS-CoV-2 infected cells