Adjuvant Therapy in Oncology
Definition of Adjuvant Therapy
In oncology, the term adjuvant therapy refers to a form of therapy, that is carried out following after curative therapy. Adjuvant treatment aims to eliminate undetected tumor (micrometastases or residual tumor) and to improve the long-term prognosis.
In oncology and clinical praxis, the term and definition of adjuvant therapy has to be seperated from neoadjuvant therapy and palliative therapy.
Adjuvant therapy in Urology
- Adjuvant irradiation after prostatectomy for advanced prostate cancer
- Adjuvant hormone therapy after prostatectomy for prostate cancer with lymph node metastases
- Adjuvant chemotherapy after cystectomy for advanced bladder cancer
- Adjuvant chemotherapy and irradiation for prostate sarcoma or renal sarcoma
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