Site-Directed Combination Chemotherapy

  • Joseph G. Cory


In the treatment of human neoplasia, major biological problems present obstacles which make the cure of human cancer difficult. These problems center around the heterogeneous nature of a tumor cell population and the invasive and metastatic potential of this tumor cell population (1–3). The major forms of cancer treatment involve the modalities of surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. In many cases, combinations of these treatment-forms are used sequentially in an attempt to deal with the problems of metastasis and heterogeneity of tumor cells. Results of current research suggest that biotherapy (use of immune regulators, differentiation inducers, etc.) may also provide an additional mode of treatment.


Adenosine Deaminase Ribonucleotide Reductase Tumor Cell Population Purine Nucleoside Phosphorylase Ribonucleotide Reductase Inhibitor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph G. Cory
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of South Florida College of MedicineTampaUSA

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