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- noun surgery The
surgical removalof part of a malignant tumour.
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Gynecologic oncologists, who get three additional years of training in treating gynecological cancers, are experts in cytoreduction, the removal of cancerous masses -- which is directly linked to patients 'chance of survival.
While significant progress has been made in developing cancer therapies that result in cytoreduction and thus tumor regression, the control of cancer over a longer interval and especially of metastatic disease, remains a key goal.
The extent of intraperitoneal tumor dissemination and the completeness of cytoreduction are the leading predictors of postoperative patient outcome.
Thus, consistent preoperative diagnostics and patient selection are crucial to obtain a complete macroscopic cytoreduction (CCR-0 / 1).
Hormonal therapy is used as a means for prostate gland cytoreduction -- prostate shrinkage.