NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,990 terms related to cancer and medicine.

superfractionated radiation therapy
(SOO-per FRAK-shuh-NAY-ted RAY-dee-AY-shun THAYR-uh-pee)
Radiation treatment in which the total dose of radiation is divided into small doses and treatments are given more than once a day. Superfractionated radiation therapy is given over the same period of time (days or weeks) as standard radiation therapy. Also called hyperfractionated radiation therapy.