induction chemotherapy

noun

: chemotherapy usually with high doses of anticancer drugs (as cisplatin or methotrexate) in the initial treatment especially of advanced cancers in order to make subsequent treatment (as surgery or radiotherapy) more effective

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“Induction chemotherapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/induction%20chemotherapy. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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