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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Inexpensive molecule shows potential to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria causing gonorrhea, meningitis

Inexpensive molecule shows potential to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria causing gonorrhea, meningitis

Avacta Group announces significant progress in the development of SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test

Avacta Group announces significant progress in the development of SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test

COVID-19 severity is higher in male cancer patients compared to females

COVID-19 severity is higher in male cancer patients compared to females

State-of-the-art technology provides high levels of accuracy in breast cancer diagnosis

State-of-the-art technology provides high levels of accuracy in breast cancer diagnosis

UVA researchers discover gene responsible for the metastasis of triple-negative breast cancer

UVA researchers discover gene responsible for the metastasis of triple-negative breast cancer

New combination treatment for recurrent ovarian cancer shows positive outcomes

New combination treatment for recurrent ovarian cancer shows positive outcomes

Immune mechanism responsible for adverse inflammatory reactions after stem cell transplant identified

Immune mechanism responsible for adverse inflammatory reactions after stem cell transplant identified

CRISPR/Cas9 system is highly effective in treating metastatic cancers

CRISPR/Cas9 system is highly effective in treating metastatic cancers

Experts highlight latest advancements in neurogenic classification and pain management

Experts highlight latest advancements in neurogenic classification and pain management

A DNA-based nanogel for targeted delivery of therapeutics

A DNA-based nanogel for targeted delivery of therapeutics

Immunotherapies effective against lung cancer, melanoma may also work against rare skin tumor

Immunotherapies effective against lung cancer, melanoma may also work against rare skin tumor

First-ever phase 3 advanced anal cancer trial opens for patient enrollment

First-ever phase 3 advanced anal cancer trial opens for patient enrollment

Immunotherapy combination shrinks rare angiosarcoma tumors in 25% of patients

Immunotherapy combination shrinks rare angiosarcoma tumors in 25% of patients

New model can predict the risk of adverse side effects of cancer treatment

New model can predict the risk of adverse side effects of cancer treatment

JNCCN: Cost-effectiveness of olaparib for metastatic pancreatic cancer

JNCCN: Cost-effectiveness of olaparib for metastatic pancreatic cancer

Peptide-conjugated morpholino oligomers effectively inhibit SARS-CoV-2 in vero cells

Peptide-conjugated morpholino oligomers effectively inhibit SARS-CoV-2 in vero cells

New method using light-activated liposomes is safer, more direct to deliver CRISPR gene therapy

New method using light-activated liposomes is safer, more direct to deliver CRISPR gene therapy

Discovering a new role for a protein that could cause breast cancer to spread to the lungs

Discovering a new role for a protein that could cause breast cancer to spread to the lungs

Researchers assess the risk of proton therapy for children with brain tumors

Researchers assess the risk of proton therapy for children with brain tumors

Men and women may require different brain tumor therapy, study finds

Men and women may require different brain tumor therapy, study finds