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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Trial shows new first-line treatment option for patients with metastatic kidney cancer

Trial shows new first-line treatment option for patients with metastatic kidney cancer

Enhancing the efficacy of anti-PD-L1 immunotherapy for cancer

Enhancing the efficacy of anti-PD-L1 immunotherapy for cancer

Cory Gardner’s bill has as much to do with politics as preexisting conditions

Cory Gardner’s bill has as much to do with politics as preexisting conditions

Immunotherapy extends survival in patients with advanced bladder cancer

Immunotherapy extends survival in patients with advanced bladder cancer

Cellular recyclers could be used to eliminate the driver of cancer's aggressiveness

Cellular recyclers could be used to eliminate the driver of cancer's aggressiveness

PPI use linked to worse outcomes in urothelial cancer patients treated with atezolizumab

PPI use linked to worse outcomes in urothelial cancer patients treated with atezolizumab

Higher viral loads can increase mortality rate in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and cancer

Higher viral loads can increase mortality rate in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and cancer

Study shows how the body's immune system finds intruding or damaged cells

Study shows how the body's immune system finds intruding or damaged cells

PARP enzymes can bring two broken DNA ends together, shows study

PARP enzymes can bring two broken DNA ends together, shows study

Study provides insight into lymphomagenesis and patterns of resistance to immunotherapy

Study provides insight into lymphomagenesis and patterns of resistance to immunotherapy

Researchers and clinicians share findings on ovarian cancer

Researchers and clinicians share findings on ovarian cancer

Tobacco smoking linked to worse outcomes for bladder cancer patients after surgery

Tobacco smoking linked to worse outcomes for bladder cancer patients after surgery

New biomarker can reliably predict aggressiveness of biliary tract cancer

New biomarker can reliably predict aggressiveness of biliary tract cancer

WSU researchers use soy to improve post-operative treatment of bone cancer

WSU researchers use soy to improve post-operative treatment of bone cancer

New nanomedicine is efficient and less aggressive than conventional prostate cancer therapy

New nanomedicine is efficient and less aggressive than conventional prostate cancer therapy

Combining nanotechnology with immunotherapy to fight deadly metastatic breast cancer

Combining nanotechnology with immunotherapy to fight deadly metastatic breast cancer

UofL receives $11.5 million to accelerate the development of new immunotherapies

UofL receives $11.5 million to accelerate the development of new immunotherapies

Researchers develop new PET imaging agent that spotlights inflammation

Researchers develop new PET imaging agent that spotlights inflammation

COVID-19 pandemic affects delivery of cancer care and oncologists' wellbeing

COVID-19 pandemic affects delivery of cancer care and oncologists' wellbeing

Study: Cigarette smoking is linked to worse outcomes in patients treated for bladder cancer

Study: Cigarette smoking is linked to worse outcomes in patients treated for bladder cancer