chemoradiotherapy

noun
che·​mo·​ra·​dio·​ther·​a·​py | \ -ˌrād-ē-ō-ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce chemoradiotherapy (audio) \

Medical Definition of chemoradiotherapy

: treatment that combines chemotherapy and radiotherapy Concomitant chemoradiotherapy is an attractive option for the treatment of head and neck cancer. In concomitant chemoradiotherapy, chemotherapy is used primarily to sensitize tumor cells to radiation therapy and increase locoregional control.— Everett E. Vokes, Scientific American Medicine

called also chemoradiation

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“Chemoradiotherapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/chemoradiotherapy. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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