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Related to consolidation chemotherapy: induction chemotherapy, salvage chemotherapy, platinum chemotherapy
repetitive cycles of treatment during the immediate postremission period, used especially with relation to leukemia.
Synonym(s): intensification chemotherapy
consolidation chemotherapyConsolidation treatment Oncology A phase of chemotherapy–CT intended to liquidate residual malignant cells in Pts with leukemia or other lymphoproliferative malignancies in remission; CC follows 'intensification' phase of CT, which in turn is followed by a maintenance phase. Cf Adjuvant chemotherapy, Induction chemotherapy, Intensification chemotherapy, Maintenance chemotherapy, Salvage chemotherapy.
A cycle of therapy with cytotoxic drugs after the initial treatment for a cancer. The object is to sustain a remission achieved during induction.
See also: chemotherapy