low-dose chemotherapy

Pronunciation: (loh-dose KEE-moh-THAYR-uh-pee)

Treatment in which low doses of anticancer drugs are given on a continuous or frequent, regular schedule (such as daily or weekly), usually over a long time. Low-dose chemotherapy causes less severe side effects than standard chemotherapy. Giving low doses of chemotherapy may stop the growth of new blood vessels that tumors need to grow. Also called metronomic chemotherapy.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2018-04-17 Date last modified: 2018-04-17