superfractionated radiation therapy

Radiation therapy that gives smaller doses (fractions) of radiation more often than standard radiation therapy so that the full treatment course can be given with fewer side effects. In superfractionated radiation therapy, individual doses are given more often than the standard dose of once a day. Also called hyperfractionated radiation therapy and hyperfractionation.

English dictionary of cancer terms . 2015.

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  • hyperfractionated radiation therapy — Radiation therapy that gives smaller doses (fractions) of radiation more often than standard radiation therapy so that the full treatment course can be given with fewer side effects. In hyperfractionated radiation therapy, individual doses are… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • hyperfractionation — Radiation therapy that gives smaller doses (fractions) of radiation more often than standard radiation therapy so that the full treatment course can be given with fewer side effects. In hyperfractionation, individual doses are given more often… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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