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Definition of Induction therapy

Induction therapy: The first in a series of therapeutic measures taken to treat a disease, typically a cancer. The induction therapy, for example, in acute leukemia is the initial chemotherapy designed to bring about a remission.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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