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Related to adjuvant chemotherapy: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy
adjuvant chemotherapy[¦a·jə·vənt ‚kē·mō′ther·ə·pē]
Chemotherapy that is used to destroy suspected undetectable residual tumor after surgery or radiation treatment has eradicated all detectable tumor; effective in the treatment of breast and colon cancer.
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