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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


consolidation therapy  listen  (kun-SAH-lih-DAY-shun THAYR-uh-pee)

  Treatment that is given after cancer has disappeared following the initial therapy. Consolidation therapy is used to kill any cancer cells that may be left in the body. It may include radiation therapy, a stem cell transplant, or treatment with drugs that kill cancer cells. Also called intensification therapy and postremission therapy.