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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AI-based body composition analysis predicts lung cancer treatment outcomes

AI-based body composition analysis predicts lung cancer treatment outcomes

Immunotherapy-chemotherapy combo boosts survival for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Immunotherapy-chemotherapy combo boosts survival for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Biological similarities found between "chemo brain" and brain fog after COVID-19

Biological similarities found between "chemo brain" and brain fog after COVID-19

Tailored antibody-drug conjugate offers hope for aggressive breast cancer

Tailored antibody-drug conjugate offers hope for aggressive breast cancer

Donepezil fails to enhance cognitive abilities in breast cancer survivors: Phase III trial results

Donepezil fails to enhance cognitive abilities in breast cancer survivors: Phase III trial results

Study identifies PI3K-beta as key target in overcoming chemotherapy resistance in glioblastoma

Study identifies PI3K-beta as key target in overcoming chemotherapy resistance in glioblastoma

Disabling survival pathways could be a promising strategy for brain tumor treatment

Disabling survival pathways could be a promising strategy for brain tumor treatment

Comprehensive cost and utilization of commercial CAR-T therapy in pediatric B-ALL patients

Comprehensive cost and utilization of commercial CAR-T therapy in pediatric B-ALL patients

Perioperative immunotherapy improves event-free survival in patients with resectable NSCLC

Perioperative immunotherapy improves event-free survival in patients with resectable NSCLC

Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score test recommended by NICE for lymph node-positive breast cancer patients

Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score test recommended by NICE for lymph node-positive breast cancer patients

St. Jude researchers unveil mechanisms to block PXR and enhance drug potency

St. Jude researchers unveil mechanisms to block PXR and enhance drug potency

Study reveals unintended consequences of antibiotic choice in sepsis treatment

Study reveals unintended consequences of antibiotic choice in sepsis treatment

Combined exercise and diet interventions show potential in improving ovarian cancer patients' outcomes

Combined exercise and diet interventions show potential in improving ovarian cancer patients' outcomes

Research unlocks the role of macrophages in cancer relapse

Research unlocks the role of macrophages in cancer relapse

New insights into Chaga mushroom's mechanisms for fighting oral cancer

New insights into Chaga mushroom's mechanisms for fighting oral cancer

Long-term Finnish study explores the association between premature menopause and mortality

Long-term Finnish study explores the association between premature menopause and mortality

Expanding treatment horizons for hypermutated urothelial carcinomas beyond immunotherapy

Expanding treatment horizons for hypermutated urothelial carcinomas beyond immunotherapy

Chemotherapy linked to physical decline in older women with high-risk breast cancer

Chemotherapy linked to physical decline in older women with high-risk breast cancer

FDA-approved TIVDAK®: Targeting tissue factor in cervical cancer

FDA-approved TIVDAK®: Targeting tissue factor in cervical cancer

AML patients at the extremes of older age derive benefit from VEN-HMA regimen

AML patients at the extremes of older age derive benefit from VEN-HMA regimen

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