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Chemotherapy (sometimes cancer chemotherapy) is the treatment of cancer with an antineoplastic drug or with a combination of such drugs into a standardized treatment regimen.
Most commonly, chemotherapy acts by killing cells that divide rapidly, one of the main properties of most cancer cells. This means that it also harms cells that divide rapidly under normal circumstances: cells in the bone marrow, digestive tract and hair follicles. This results in the most common side effects of chemotherapy: myelosuppression (decreased production of blood cells, hence also immunosuppression), mucositis (inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract), and alopecia (hair loss).
Newer anticancer drugs act directly against abnormal proteins in cancer cells; this is termed targeted therapy and is technically not chemotherapy.
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Reducing the growth of a tumor by localized delivery of cancer medication can be achieved by using a combination of ultrasound, temperature-sensitive nanoparticles and MRI. This is shown by Mariska de Smet ...
Cancer Mar 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—A simple blood test might help predict a pancreatic cancer patient's chances of benefiting from chemotherapy, a small study suggests.
Cancer Jan 23, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- Patients with esophageal cancer who receive chemotherapy and radiation before surgery have better outcomes, Dutch researchers report.
Cancer May 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
A Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researcher has achieved a significant breakthrough in male fertility, producing normal sperm from mouse cells.
Medical research Nov 15, 2011 | not rated yet | 1
(Medical Xpress) -- New data from the University of Rochester Medical Center confirms that an easier, two-drug chemotherapy regimen given to bladder cancer patients prior to surgery shrinks locally advanced tumors and completely ...
Cancer Aug 19, 2011 | not rated yet | 0