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chemotherapy

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

  • A woman covers her head to keep her warm while receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer.
  • Two studies show that chemotherapy doesn't work equally well for all cancers, raising hopes of tailoring the treatment.
  • At the time, doctors believed that more was better when it came to chemotherapy following cancer surgery: While it was painful for patients, oncologists thought ramping up chemo .
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 12, 2013 - Science Daily
  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - ThirdAge
  • 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.
    June 11, 2013 - EurekAlert!
Quotes

  • Robert Novak in ABC News
    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.
  • Elizabeth Edwards in Forbes
    I will have what will be a less debilitating kind of chemotherapy ...... for the rest of my life,Elizabeth Edwards said.

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