prophylactic cranial irradiation
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prophylactic cranial irradiationRadiation oncology RT to the head to ↓ risk of brain metastases. See Radiation therapy.
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prophylactic cranial irradiationAbbreviation: PCI
Radiation therapy used to prevent cancers, e.g., small cell carcinoma of the lung, from metastasizing to the brain.
See also: irradiation
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