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  • hormones
  • The development of therapies with specific molecular or genetic targets, which inhibit growth-promoting signals from classic endocrine hormones (primarily estrogens for breast cancer and androgens for prostate cancer) are now called hormonal therapies. (wikipedia.org)
  • patients
  • Pembrolizumab is a drug given by vein and all patients will receive the same dose. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. (cancer.gov)
  • However, FOLFIRINOX is a potentially highly toxic combination of drugs with serious side effects, and only patients with good performance status are candidates for the regimen. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, an assay of TPMT activity in red blood cells or a TPMT genetic test can identify patients with reduced TPMT activity, allowing for the adjustment of thiopurine dose or avoidance of the drug entirely. (wikipedia.org)
  • The FDA-approved drug label for thioguanine notes that patients who are TPMT-deficient may be prone to developing myelosuppression and that laboratories offer testing for TPMT deficiency. (wikipedia.org)
  • treatments
  • IRIS, an international study that compared interferon/cytarabine combination and the first of these new drugs imatinib, with long-term follow up, demonstrated the clear superiority of tyrosine-kinase-targeted inhibition over existing treatments. (wikipedia.org)
  • genetic
  • Cytarabine is the generic name for the trade name drug Cytosar-U®. In some cases, health care professionals may use the name Ara-C or arabinosylcytosine when referring to the genetic drug name cytarabine. (chemocare.com)
  • Approximately 5-10% of cancers are due to inherited genetic defects from a person's parents. (wikipedia.org)
  • Effect
  • Because of the effect on immune cells (especially lymphocytes), chemotherapy drugs often find use in a host of diseases that result from harmful overactivity of the immune system against self (so-called autoimmunity). (wikipedia.org)
  • body
  • When Vitamin C enters your body through an IV site, it is known that it acts like a drug and not a vitamin. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cancers are a large family of diseases that involve abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. (wikipedia.org)
  • abnormal
  • may take 7-21 days to recover after the drug has been discontinued), alopecia (hair loss), skin changes, abnormal liver enzymes, creatinine and blood urea nitrogen. (wikipedia.org)
  • cells
  • It has been seen in animal research studies that hydrogen peroxide kills the cancer cells while leaving the normal cells unharmed. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The presence of antimetabolites can have toxic effects on cells, such as halting cell growth and cell division, so these compounds are used as chemotherapy for cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • Instead, they work by changing the DNA inside cancer cells to keep them from growing and multiplying. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many of the side effects of chemotherapy can be traced to damage to normal cells that divide rapidly and are thus sensitive to anti-mitotic drugs: cells in the bone marrow, digestive tract and hair follicles. (wikipedia.org)