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use of chemotherapy as initial treatment before surgery or radiotherapy of a malignancy.
chemotherapy as the initial treatment for cancer, especially as part of combined modality therapy.
induction chemotherapyThe use of chemotherapy as a primary treatment for patients presenting with advanced cancer for which there is no alternative treatment.
induction chemotherapyOncology The use of chemotherapy as a primary treatment for Pts presenting with advanced CA for which no alternative treatment exists. See Salvage treatment.
in·duc·tion che·mo·ther·a·py(ICT) (in-dŭkshŭn kēmō-thāră-pē)
Use of chemotherapy as initial treatment before surgery or radiotherapy of a malignancy.