How Adaptive Cancer Therapy Works

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Title: How Adaptive Cancer Therapy Works
Description: 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.

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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.