chemotherapy chemotherapy  /ˌki moʊ ˈθɛ rə pi/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the use of chemical agents to treat or control disease (or mental illness)

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A woman covers her head to keep her warm while receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer.
  2. Two studies show that chemotherapy doesn't work equally well for all cancers, raising hopes of tailoring the treatment.
  3. University of Oxford researchers have developed a genetic test to predict colon-cancer recurrence, potentially saving many patients from undergoing unnecessary chemotherapy.

News

  1. Chemotherapy: Greater potential benefit in overall survival for eribulin compared with capecitabine

    Subgroup analyses from a phase III clinical trial comparing a newer chemotherapy agent called eribulin mesylate, with capecitabine, a standard chemotherapy medication in women with previously treated metastatic breast cancer, showed increased benefit among women sharing certain traits. Specifically, these analyses demonstrated a greater potential benefit in certain subsets of patients with ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Inhalation Therapy for Lung Cancer

    Delivering chemotherapy through inhalation kills more cancer cells than traditional intravenous chemotherapy, according to a studies done at Rutgers University in New Jersey and at Oregon State University.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ThirdAge

  3. Breast cancer: PET and MR predict chemotherapy's ability to prolong life

    ( Society of Nuclear Medicine ) For patients with advanced breast cancer, positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging can improve quality of life and survival by providing physicians with information on the effectiveness of chemotherapy prior to surgery, say researchers presenting at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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Quotes

  1. "Fortunately the results were quite good," Ballesteros said Wednesday, in a statement posted on his Web site. "This Friday I shall begin my second chemotherapy course, which I hope and wish will be as effective as the first one."
    on Jan 21, 2009 By: Seve Ballesteros Source: ESPN

  2. "The details are being worked out with the doctors this week, but the tentative plan is for radiation and chemotherapy," Novak said, according to the website.
    on Aug 4, 2008 By: Robert Novak Source: ABC News

  3. "I will have what will be a less debilitating kind of chemotherapy ...... for the rest of my life," Elizabeth Edwards said.
    on Mar 22, 2007 By: Elizabeth Edwards Source: Forbes

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