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Neoadjuvant Therapy

Glossary

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.

Last updated: 2016-01-06

Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary)