neoadjuvant

adjective neo·ad·ju·vant \ ˌnē-ō-ˈa-jə-vənt \

Definition of neoadjuvant

medical
: of, relating to, or being treatment (such as chemotherapy or hormone therapy) administered before primary cancer treatment (such as surgery) to enhance the outcome of primary treatment
  • In certain breast cancer, neoadjuvant therapies reduce recurrences by 50 percent in some situations.
  • —Jen Waters
  • The use of preoperative (neoadjuvant) chemotherapy before resection of the primary pulmonary tumor is controversial, and data are lacking to guide clinicians.
  • —Michael Lanuti et al.
— compare 1adjuvant 2

First Known Use of neoadjuvant

1984

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