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Definition of "anticancer" []

  • Effective in treating cancer: anticancer drugs. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "anticancer" in a sentence
  • "While these patients aren't generally expected to experience clinical benefit, there are circumstances in which off-label anticancer drugs are accepted as the standard of care, such as the use of high-dose carboplatin in some childhood cancers."
  • "Zevalin® (Yttrium-90 [(90) Y] ibritumomab tiuxetan) appears to provide effective, long-term anticancer responses for patients with follicular lymphoma whose cancer has progressed following an autologous stem cell transplant."
  • "Chemical engineers have shown how to make yeast cells boost productivity of an enzyme plants need to create chemicals such as anticancer compounds ..."