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Descriptor in English: Chemotherapy, Adjuvant
Descriptor in Spanish: Quimioterapia Adyuvante
Descriptor in Portuguese: Quimioterapia Adjuvante
Descriptor in French: Traitement médicamenteux adjuvant
Entry term(s): Adjuvant Chemotherapy
Adjuvant Drug Therapy
Drug Therapy, Adjuvant
Tree number(s): E02.186.170
E02.319.170
Scope note: Drug therapy given to augment or stimulate some other form of treatment such as surgery or radiation therapy. Adjuvant chemotherapy is commonly used in the therapy of cancer and can be administered before or after the primary treatment.
Annotation: almost never IM; coordinate with dis /drug ther + specific drug or drugs /ther use + other form of ther to which this is adjuvant; Manual 24.4.2.2.1; DF: CHEMOTHER ADJUVANT
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
History Note: 92
DeCS UI: 30193
Descriptor UI: D017024
Date Established: 1992/01/01
Date of Entry: 1991/05/30
Revision Date: 1993/06/29
Chemotherapy, Adjuvant - Preferred
Concept UI M0025865
Scope note Drug therapy given to augment or stimulate some other form of treatment such as surgery or radiation therapy. Adjuvant chemotherapy is commonly used in the therapy of cancer and can be administered before or after the primary treatment.
Preferred term Chemotherapy, Adjuvant
Entry term(s) Adjuvant Chemotherapy
Adjuvant Drug Therapy
Drug Therapy, Adjuvant



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