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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


hypofractionated radiation therapy  listen  (HY-poh-FRAK-shuh-NAY-ted RAY-dee-AY-shun THAYR-uh-pee)

  Radiation treatment in which the total dose of radiation is divided into large doses and treatments are given once a day or less often. Hypofractionated radiation therapy is given over a shorter period of time (fewer days or weeks) than standard radiation therapy.