anticancer anticancer  /ˌæn ˌtaɪ ˈkæn sər/


  • (adj) used in the treatment of cancer



  1. Blackburn is now studying their potential as a source of anticancer treatments, since dividing is about all cancer cells do.
  2. He was particularly interested in molecules known as terpenoids, like artemisinin, which treats malaria; taxol, an anticancer drug; and prostratin, a potential anti-HIV compound.
  3. It is high in polyphenols--compounds with strong antioxidant activity that in test-tube and animal models show anticancer and heart-protective effects.



  1. "We propose that HSF1 could provide a uniquely effective target for the discovery of broadly active anticancer agents," says Lindquist.
    on Sep 20, 2007 By: Susan Lindquist Source: Newswise (press release)

  2. "We don't know exactly the mechanism, but there are a lot of hints out there that aspirin has anticancer effects," Holmes said. "It is important to reexamine some of these old drugs and see if there can be additive effects on top of...
    on Feb 16, 2010 By: Michelle Holmes Source: Boston Globe

  3. "The results are very promising, especially in using our compound in combination with standard anticancer drugs," says West, who conducted the study in collaboration with Bikzhanova, Irina Toulokhonova of UW-Madison and Stephen Gately of RND...
    on Jan 24, 2007 By: Robert West Source: University of Wisconsin-Madison University Communications

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