repetitive cycles of treatment during the immediate postremission period, used especially with relation to leukemia.
Synonym(s): intensification chemotherapy
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intensification chemotherapyIntensification Oncology Chemotherapy that is more aggressive than the standard therapy; IC improves survival in children with ALL and may be used in AML. See Adjuvant chemotherapy, Consolidation chemotherapy, Induction chemotherapy, Maintenance chemotherapy, Salvage chemotherapy. Cf Adjuvant chemotherapy.
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