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Definition of «Induction therapy»

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Induction therapy: Treatment designed as a first step toward reducing the number of cancer cells. Often just referred to as induction.

Induction may be followed by consolidation therapy and maintenance therapy. Consolidation is given to consolidate the gains obtained, further diminish the number of cancer cells, and achieve a complete remission. And then maintenance is given to maintain the remission and prevent a relapse.

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