Induction chemotherapy: to downgrade aggressive cancers to improve curability by surgery and/or radiotherapy.

@article{Stephens2001InductionCT,
  title={Induction chemotherapy: to downgrade aggressive cancers to improve curability by surgery and/or radiotherapy.},
  author={Frederick O Stephens},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2001},
  volume={27 7},
  pages={672-88}
}
Induction chemotherapy can be effective in reducing locally advanced or aggressive cancers to improve their prospects of cure by planned follow-up surgery and/or radiotherapy. Systemic (intravenous) delivery is the simplest and most readily available method of administering induction chemotherapy. In some situations, a greater chemotherapy impact can be achieved by delivering a more concentrated dose of effective anti-cancer agents into the arterial blood supply of the cancer. Intra-arterial (i… CONTINUE READING