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Glossary: induction therapy, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

induction therapy

(in-DUK-shun THAYR-uh-pee)

Initial treatment used to reduce a cancer. Induction therapy is followed by other treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and hormone therapy to get rid of cancer that remains. Also called first-line therapy, primary therapy, and primary treatment.

2009-03-13