Fact Sheets: Cancer Therapy

cancer therapy(Reviewed: 08/04/2009) - A fact sheet that defines investigational drugs (drugs under study but not yet FDA approved) and describes the special conditions under which patients and their doctors can apply to receive these treatments.
  • Adjuvant and Neoadjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer (Reviewed: 06/16/2009) - A fact sheet that explains different types of adjuvant therapy (treatment given after primary therapy to increase the chance of long-term survival) and neoadjuvant therapy (treatment given before primary therapy). Discusses side effects, risks, and benefits

    of adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy for breast cancer.

  • Angiogenesis Inhibitors (Reviewed: 10/07/2011) - A fact sheet that describes the process of eliminating the blood supply to tumors. Lists the cancers in which this approach is being tested.
  • Biological Therapies for Cancer (Reviewed: 06/12/2013) - A fact sheet that provides an overview of how the immune system functions and describes the actions of biological therapies, such as monoclonal antibodies, cytokines, therapeutic vaccines, the bacterium bacillus Calmet-Gu

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