How Adaptive Cancer Therapy Works
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|Title:||How Adaptive Cancer Therapy Works|
NCI-funded studies are testing whether different drug doses and schedules might decrease the likelihood that drug resistance will develop as a result of evolutionary dynamics between cancer cells. In adaptive therapy, drugs are given in a way that allows a proportion of the drug-sensitive cells to disproportionately survive, so that they may compete with and block the growth of the drug-resistant cells. With this approach, it is possible that the tumor may never be completely eradicated, but it may remain relatively stable, thereby limiting the development of uncontrollable drug resistance.
This image is part of the NCI Annual Plan and Budget Proposal FY 2022 collection.
See also www.cancer.gov/about-nci/budget/plan/.
|Topics/Categories:||Infographics -- Health|
|Type:||Color, Illustration (JPEG format)|
|Source:||National Cancer Institute (NCI)|
|Date Created:||September 1, 2020|
|Date Added:||September 1, 2020|
|Reuse Restrictions:||None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.|