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Oncology for Palliative Medicine$
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Peter Hoskin and Wendy Makin

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780192628114

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628114.001.0001

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Systemic therapy: chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy

Systemic therapy: chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy

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(p.51) Chapter 6 Systemic therapy: chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy
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Oncology for Palliative Medicine
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Peter Hoskin

Wendy Makin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628114.003.0006

This chapter discusses the different methods of systematic therapy, with stress on the importance of chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and biological therapy in palliative care. Systemic therapy is advantageous compared to local treatment such as surgery and radiotherapy because of its ability to deliver tumouridical therapy throughout the body so that all sites are exposed to therapy. However, it can increase exposure of normal tissues to tumour cells. While this puts a negative light on the efficacy of systemic therapy for the alleviation and palliation of cancer, the chapter affirms that systemic therapy can play a major role in palliation by employing drugs that have limited toxicity and considerable efficacy. Those drugs that are significant in systemic therapy and in palliation are discussed in the chapter, together with the methods and administration of chemotherapy and hormone therapy, the management of patients undergoing chemotherapy, and the biological agents that can be used in the management of diseases.

Keywords:   systematic therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy, tumouridical therapy

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