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Related to adjuvant chemotherapy: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy
chemotherapy given in addition to surgical therapy, in order to reduce the risk of local or systemic relapse.
the use of anticancer drugs after or in combination with another form of cancer treatment, as after apparently complete surgical removal of cancer cells. The method is used when there is a significant risk that micrometastasis may still be present.
Administration of cytotoxic drugs to eradicate cancerous cells remaining in the body after surgery or radiation therapy.
See also: chemotherapy
Treatment of the tumor with drugs after surgery to kill as many of the remaining cancer cells as possible.
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