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neoadjuvant therapy

[nee-o-AD-juh-vunt] treatment given before the main treatment. For example, neoadjuvant hormone therapy is sometimes used to shrink a prostate tumor before brachytherapy to make the brachytherapy more effective. Compare to adjuvant therapy. See also brachytherapy, hormone therapy, prostate.

How is breast cancer treated?

... Chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and targeted therapy are systemic
therapies. Adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy. Patients ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-treating-general-info

Chemotherapy for breast cancer

... Before surgery (neoadjuvant chemotherapy): Neoadjuvant therapy is like
adjuvant therapy, except you get the treatments (or at least start them ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-treating-chemotherapy

Targeted therapy for breast cancer in men

... This 3 drug combination can also be used to treat earlier-stage breast
cancers before surgery (as neoadjuvant therapy). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancerinmen/detailedguide/breast-cancer-in-men-treating-targeted-therapy

How is breast cancer in men treated?

... Chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and targeted therapy are systemic
therapies. Adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy. Patients ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancerinmen/detailedguide/breast-cancer-in-men-treating-general-info

Targeted therapy for breast cancer

... then on its own, usually for a total of a year of treatment. This may also
be started before surgery as neoadjuvant therapy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-treating-targeted-therapy

Goals of radiation therapy

... For other cancers, it may be used before surgery (as pre-operative or
neoadjuvant therapy) to shrink the tumor, or after surgery to prevent the ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/radiationtherapyprinciples/radiation-therapy-principles-goals-of-radiation-therapy

How is breast cancer treated?

... breast cancer?”. Adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy. When people ...
to shrink a tumor. This is called neoadjuvant therapy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/overviewguide/breast-cancer-overview-treating-general-infor

Treatment of breast cancer in men, by stage

... treated with chemo before surgery (neoadjuvant chemo ... for breast cancer —
hormone therapy, chemo, and targeted therapies — have potential ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancerinmen/detailedguide/breast-cancer-in-men-treating-by-stage

Chemotherapy for breast cancer in men

... Before surgery (neoadjuvant chemotherapy): Neoadjuvant therapy is like
adjuvant therapy, except you get the treatments (or at least start them ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancerinmen/detailedguide/breast-cancer-in-men-treating-chemotherapy

Treatment of invasive breast cancer, by stage

... They are treated with neoadjuvant chemo (with ... given for breast cancer—
hormone therapy, chemo, and targeted therapies—have possible side ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-treating-by-stage