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  • noun surgery The surgical removal of part of a malignant tumour.


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cyto- +‎ reduction


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  • Gynecologic oncologists, who get three additional years of training in treating gynecological cancers, are experts in cytoreduction, the removal of cancerous masses -- which is directly linked to patients 'chance of survival.

    Health Matters 2007

  • While significant progress has been made in developing cancer therapies that result in cytoreduction and thus tumor regression, the control of cancer over a longer interval and especially of metastatic disease, remains a key goal.

    Medlogs - Recent stories 2009

  • The extent of intraperitoneal tumor dissemination and the completeness of cytoreduction are the leading predictors of postoperative patient outcome.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles 2009

  • Thus, consistent preoperative diagnostics and patient selection are crucial to obtain a complete macroscopic cytoreduction (CCR-0 / 1).

    BioMed Central - Latest articles 2009

  • Hormonal therapy is used as a means for prostate gland cytoreduction -- prostate shrinkage.

    Latest News - 2009


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