Glossary Term:

Title

neoadjuvant therapy

Phonetic

<b>nee</b>-o-<b>AD</b>-juh-vunt

Description

treatment given before the main treatment. For example, neoadjuvant hormone therapy is sometimes used to shrink a prostate tumor before brachytherapy to make the brachytherapy more effective. Compare to adjuvant therapy. See also brachytherapy, hormone therapy, prostate.