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Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology

, Volume 48, Supplement 1, pp S102–S106 | Cite as

New strategies for cancer therapy in the 21st century

  • Nagahiro Saijo
  • Tomohide Tamura
  • Noboru Yamamoto
  • Kazuto Nishio

Abstract.

The development of new anticancer drugs, radiation therapy devices, and surgical techniques has improved the survival and quality of life of cancer patients. Despite these advances, many adverse events prevent patients from receiving treatment in comfort, and a majority of patients die from recurrent disease. The limitations of treatment in terms of effectiveness and tolerability have driven researchers to develop new strategies to reduce treatment-related toxicity and improve the survival rates of cancer patients.

Pharmacogenetics Pharmacogenomics 

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© Springer-Verlag 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nagahiro Saijo
    • 1
  • Tomohide Tamura
    • 1
  • Noboru Yamamoto
    • 1
  • Kazuto Nishio
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
  2. 2.Pharmacology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan

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