neoadjuvant therapy

Definition / meaning of neoadjuvant therapy

Treatment given as a first step to shrink a tumor before the main treatment, which is usually surgery, is given. Examples of neoadjuvant therapy include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and hormone therapy. It is a type of induction therapy.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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