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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Collaboration aims to investigate ARTIDIS technology as novel treatment-optimization tool for solid tumors

Collaboration aims to investigate ARTIDIS technology as novel treatment-optimization tool for solid tumors

Researchers discover a molecule that promotes tumor cell survival in retinoblastoma

Researchers discover a molecule that promotes tumor cell survival in retinoblastoma

Research shows higher risk of sexual problems among young women cancer survivors

Research shows higher risk of sexual problems among young women cancer survivors

“Mystery gene” matures a main component of the cell skeleton

“Mystery gene” matures a main component of the cell skeleton

Houston Methodist researchers receive CPRIT funding to research two of the most lethal cancers

Houston Methodist researchers receive CPRIT funding to research two of the most lethal cancers

Cycles of fasting-mimicking diet appear to reduce signs of Alzheimer’s in mice

Cycles of fasting-mimicking diet appear to reduce signs of Alzheimer’s in mice

Prevention of cardiovascular disease is important in cancer patients

Prevention of cardiovascular disease is important in cancer patients

Scientists identify immune targets for chemotherapy-resistant breast cancers

Scientists identify immune targets for chemotherapy-resistant breast cancers

Metal compounds could be the solution for drug-resistant fungal infections

Metal compounds could be the solution for drug-resistant fungal infections

Embedded bias: How medical records sow discrimination

Embedded bias: How medical records sow discrimination

Investigating a potential new treatment for glioblastomas

Investigating a potential new treatment for glioblastomas

Medulloblastomas originate much earlier in pregnancy than previously thought and may be preventable

Medulloblastomas originate much earlier in pregnancy than previously thought and may be preventable

Combination of three existing drugs extends survival in mouse models of lethal brain cancer

Combination of three existing drugs extends survival in mouse models of lethal brain cancer

Discovery of novel pathway offers a potential solution for preventing cancer chemo-resistance

Discovery of novel pathway offers a potential solution for preventing cancer chemo-resistance

Tumors generate unique, temporary cell-in-cell structures to evade immunotherapy

Tumors generate unique, temporary cell-in-cell structures to evade immunotherapy

Cancer, chemotherapy prior to pregnancy do not increase stillbirth risk in adolescent and young adult women

Cancer, chemotherapy prior to pregnancy do not increase stillbirth risk in adolescent and young adult women

FDA-approved anti-sedative could alleviate common side effects of cancer treatments

FDA-approved anti-sedative could alleviate common side effects of cancer treatments

New SIO-ASCO practice guideline addresses the use of integrative therapies for cancer pain management

New SIO-ASCO practice guideline addresses the use of integrative therapies for cancer pain management

New radiation therapy option may extend lifespan, improve quality of life for certain brain cancer patients

New radiation therapy option may extend lifespan, improve quality of life for certain brain cancer patients

Study shows differences in treatment outcomes for Black vs. white women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer

Study shows differences in treatment outcomes for Black vs. white women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer