che·​mo·​ra·​dio·​ther·​a·​py -ˌrād-ē-ō-ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce chemoradiotherapy (audio)
: 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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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