Why Kate Middleton and Other Cancer Patients Require More Than One Treatment

Why Kate Middleton and Other Cancer Patients Require More Than One Treatment

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. When Kate Middleton, the princess of Wales, announced in March 2024that she was receiving “preventive chemotherapy” following abdominal surgery, many wondered what that entails. Formally known as adjuvant therapy, administering chemotherapy or other treatments after surgery is a common approach to treating certain types of cancer and is not necessarily intended to prevent cancer. Oncologist Alexander Olawaiyeof the University of Pittsburgh explains what …