from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Effective in treating cancer: anticancer drugs.

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  • adj. That is used to treat cancer.

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  • adj. used in the treatment of cancer


From anti- +‎ cancer (Wiktionary)


  • 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.


  • 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.

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  • Chemical engineers have shown how to make yeast cells boost productivity of an enzyme plants need to create chemicals such as anticancer compounds ...


  • All of them are expected to lead to the development of therapeutic agents such as anticancer drugs.


  • Curcumin is supposed to not only have antibiotic, antiinflammatory, antiarthritic, antioxidant and anticancer properties, regular consumption is also alleged to increase brain power.

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  • Still, there's no denying that Dr. Hamburg's decision is an awful turn for anticancer progress and innovation, and especially for the women who may lose a treatment option in the time they have left to live.

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  • Ginger contains natural bioactive compounds that appear to have anticancer properties, researchers said.

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  • Caveat: The anticancer properties of ginger haven't been demonstrated in human subjects with prostate cancer.

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  • If the pace of anticancer progress has been remarkable in some areas, more modest in others, that's because Nixon's formulation had it wrong.

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  • One problem is that the next generation of anticancer medicines is being delayed by a regulatory system that is far too rigid and controlling.

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