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Hyperfractionated Radiation Therapy

Glossary

hyperfractionated radiation therapy

Radiation treatment in which the total dose of radiation is divided into small doses and treatments are given more than once a day. Hyperfractionated radiation therapy is given over the same period of time (days or weeks) as standard radiation therapy. Also called superfractionated radiation therapy.

Last updated: 2014-07-16

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