Articles about how chemotherapy medications work and different ways these medications are given. Visit OncoLink Rx to learn more about the specific medications you are taking.
Chemotherapy: The Basics
Chemotherapy is a type of medication used to treat some types of cancer. This article provides a basic introduction to chemotherapy, how it works and how it is given.
Chemotherapy Primer: Why? What? and How?
An introduction to chemotherapy, including history, various classes of chemo, how it works and how it is given.
Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (IP Chemo)
Some cancers of the abdominal or gastrointestinal region can be treated using a type of chemotherapy infusion called intraperitoneal, where the medication is infused directly into the abdominal cavity.
Intrathecal Chemotherapy (IT Chemo)
Intrathecal chemotherapy is used to treat cancers involving the central nervous system.
Dose-dense chemotherapy is the practice of administering chemotherapy more often but at the same dosage of a typical chemotherapy regimen. This can lead to chemotherapy being delivered when tumor cells are growing more rapidly.
A biosimilar is a biologic medication that is almost an exact copy of another medication (the original product), leading to the same results when taken by a person. This article provides information about this new category of medications.