The journal «Practical oncology» / Т. 19, №1, 2018, The most important events in Oncology in 2017

ARE WE ALWAYS USING CORRECT APPROACHES IN CANCER TREATMENT?

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DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.31917/1901016
Abstract:

Main principles of drug therapy were formulated more than 50 years ago but still are used in clinical practice. Undoubtedly at that time they were revolutionizing and allowed to achieve cure for some tumors. Besides this the vast majority of patients with solid tumors though live significantly longer still cannot saved from the disease. Not much optimism might be drawn from the newer concepts of cancer evolution that clearly defines impossibility of cure with conventional modern approaches. The newer drugs less toxic and some times more efficacious still would hardly defeat the diversity of cancer phenotypes. From the registered remedies only half influences overall survival positively. In this article authors try to summarize potential directions for drug therapy evolution.

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