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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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Standard therapy (THAYR-uh-pee)
In medicine, treatment that experts agree is appropriate, accepted, and widely used. Health care providers are obligated to provide patients with standard therapy. Also called best practice and standard of care.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.