antitumor antitumor


  • (adj) used in the treatment of cancer


  1. He points, for example, to antitumor alkaloids found in the Madagascar periwinkle that are now used in the treatment of childhood leukemia and Hodgkin's disease.
  2. Studies suggest that such cells will have developed a strong antitumor activity.
  3. The gene itself will have no therapeutic power, but it will help the researchers monitor the effectiveness of an antitumor treatment.



  1. "Preclinical data suggest that XL147 potentiates the antitumor efficacy of paclitaxel and carboplatin without exacerbating the toxicity of this commonly used regimen," said Michael M. Morrissey, Ph.D, president of research and development at...
    on Nov 17, 2009 By: Morrissey Source: WELT ONLINE

  2. "This work may be complementary to efforts of cancer immunologists who have developed many clever ways to improve the development of antitumor T cells," said Elias A. Zerhouni, MD, NIH Director. "The cross-fertilization of research between...
    on Aug 15, 2006 By: Elias Zerhouni Source: National Institutes of Health (press release)

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