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What exactly is induction chemotherapy?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Chemotherapy

Induction chemotherapy often refers to the initial round of chemotherapy given to treat leukemia.

In brief: Chemotherapy

Induction chemotherapy often refers to the initial round of chemotherapy given to treat leukemia.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Dr. Amir Faridi
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Induction

Induction chemo is usually use in cases when it requires large tumors to decrease in their size and bulk.

In brief: Induction

Induction chemo is usually use in cases when it requires large tumors to decrease in their size and bulk.
Dr. Amir Faridi
Dr. Amir Faridi
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Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Induction......

Chemotherapy refers to the initial chemotherapy administered to treat a cancer.
The term is classically connected to leukemia treatment, where the goal of induction therapy is to "induce" a remission. The term has been expanded to address similar concepts in the solid tumor world. The definition of remission has evolved through the years for each type of cancer as detection abilities improve.

In brief: Induction......

Chemotherapy refers to the initial chemotherapy administered to treat a cancer.
The term is classically connected to leukemia treatment, where the goal of induction therapy is to "induce" a remission. The term has been expanded to address similar concepts in the solid tumor world. The definition of remission has evolved through the years for each type of cancer as detection abilities improve.
Dr. Michael Engel
Dr. Michael Engel
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