NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,798 terms related to cancer and medicine.

Browse the dictionary by selecting a letter of the alphabet or by entering a cancer-related word or phrase in the search box.

remission induction therapy
(reh-MIH-shun in-DUK-shun THAYR-uh-pee)
Initial treatment with anticancer drugs to decrease the signs or symptoms of cancer or make them disappear.