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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

... Often, neoadjuvant therapy uses the same treatments that are used as adjuvant
therapy, only they are given (or at least started) before surgery ...

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

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

Treatment of breast cancer in men, by stage

... For HER2-positive cancers, neoadjuvant therapy will likely ... breast cancer —
hormone therapy, chemo, and targeted therapies — have potential ...

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

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

Treatment of invasive breast cancer, by stage

... They are treated with neoadjuvant chemo (with ... this may consist of hormone
therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapies, or some ...

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

How is breast cancer treated?

... Adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy. When people who seem to ... surgery
to shrink a tumor. This is called neoadjuvant therapy. ...

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

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

Chemotherapy for breast cancer in men

... Neoadjuvant therapy often uses the same treatments that are used as adjuvant
therapy, only they are given (or started) before surgery instead of ...

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