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Review paper
Published online: 2014-11-18
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Metronomic therapy — a real progress or a dead end?

Ewa Stuglik, Mirosława Püsküllüoğlu, Agnieszka Słowik, Krzysztof Krzemieniecki
Onkol. Prak. Klin 2014;10(5):239-243.

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Vol 10, No 5 (2014)
REVIEW ARTICLES
Published online: 2014-11-18

Abstract

The metronomic therapy (MCT) is a promising method of anticancer treatment. Its purpose is to inhibit angiogenesis which is essential for the tumor’s growth and evolution. It is achieved by giving the patient low doses of drugs in short intervals. That differs the metronomic therapy from the conventional chemotherapy which is based on administration of maximal tolerated doses of drugs every few weeks. Metronomic therapy helps to minimize the side effects and to achieve favorable results in cancer patients. Nowadays, it is used as subsequent line of treatment, mainly in breast cancer, but also in many other neoplastic diseases.

Abstract

The metronomic therapy (MCT) is a promising method of anticancer treatment. Its purpose is to inhibit angiogenesis which is essential for the tumor’s growth and evolution. It is achieved by giving the patient low doses of drugs in short intervals. That differs the metronomic therapy from the conventional chemotherapy which is based on administration of maximal tolerated doses of drugs every few weeks. Metronomic therapy helps to minimize the side effects and to achieve favorable results in cancer patients. Nowadays, it is used as subsequent line of treatment, mainly in breast cancer, but also in many other neoplastic diseases.
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Keywords

metronomic drug therapy, chemotherapy, palliative treatment

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Title

Metronomic therapy — a real progress or a dead end?

Journal

Oncology in Clinical Practice

Issue

Vol 10, No 5 (2014)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

239-243

Published online

2014-11-18

Bibliographic record

Onkol. Prak. Klin 2014;10(5):239-243.

Keywords

metronomic drug therapy
chemotherapy
palliative treatment

Authors

Ewa Stuglik
Mirosława Püsküllüoğlu
Agnieszka Słowik
Krzysztof Krzemieniecki

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