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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Study investigates combined effects of cancer therapy and inherited genetics

Study investigates combined effects of cancer therapy and inherited genetics

New leukemia immune profiles predict drug resistance, positive responses to immunotherapy

New leukemia immune profiles predict drug resistance, positive responses to immunotherapy

Diet and gut microbiome affect outcomes of chemotherapy

Diet and gut microbiome affect outcomes of chemotherapy

Trastuzumab emtansine as a preferred second-line choice after horizontal dual blockade

Trastuzumab emtansine as a preferred second-line choice after horizontal dual blockade

Phase III clinical trial shows benefit of rituximab for pediatric Burkitt lymphoma

Phase III clinical trial shows benefit of rituximab for pediatric Burkitt lymphoma

New guidelines improve outcomes in colon cancer patients

New guidelines improve outcomes in colon cancer patients

New drug can prevent life-threatening anaphylaxis, shows study

New drug can prevent life-threatening anaphylaxis, shows study

Mini tumors predict how cancer responds to heat treatment

Mini tumors predict how cancer responds to heat treatment

Bacteria lurking in cancer cells may affect treatment

Bacteria lurking in cancer cells may affect treatment

New advance addresses a big challenge with using CRISPR in cancer patients

New advance addresses a big challenge with using CRISPR in cancer patients

Study resolves contradictions surrounding p53 gene's role in pluripotent stem cell differentiation

Study resolves contradictions surrounding p53 gene's role in pluripotent stem cell differentiation

Cancer clusters' resistance to natural killer cell immunosurveillance favors metastasis

Cancer clusters' resistance to natural killer cell immunosurveillance favors metastasis

Oral antidiabetics improve outcomes in diabetics with colorectal cancer

Oral antidiabetics improve outcomes in diabetics with colorectal cancer

Study compares cediranib plus olaparib and standard of care therapy for platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer

Study compares cediranib plus olaparib and standard of care therapy for platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer

Immunotherapy doubles progression-free survival time of patients with advanced bowel cancer

Immunotherapy doubles progression-free survival time of patients with advanced bowel cancer

Developing an international consortium to improve clinical decision-making in Hodgkin lymphoma

Developing an international consortium to improve clinical decision-making in Hodgkin lymphoma

Scientists identify factors influencing outcomes in kidney cancer patients treated with immunotherapy

Scientists identify factors influencing outcomes in kidney cancer patients treated with immunotherapy

Newer treatment approaches may reduce risk of therapy-related hematologic cancers

Newer treatment approaches may reduce risk of therapy-related hematologic cancers

Adoptive T-cell therapy targeting MAGE-A4 achieves responses in patients with multiple solid tumors

Adoptive T-cell therapy targeting MAGE-A4 achieves responses in patients with multiple solid tumors

Targeted therapy tepotinib shows durable response in NSCLC patients with METex14 skipping mutation

Targeted therapy tepotinib shows durable response in NSCLC patients with METex14 skipping mutation