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- adj. Counteracting or preventing the formation of malignant tumors; anticancer.
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- adj. Inhibiting the development of a tumor.
- n. Any substance that inhibits tumors.
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- adj. used in the treatment of cancer
Tumor cell death caused by radiation can induce DC-mediated cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) responses and long-term antitumor immunity [
The new virus demonstrated significantly higher antitumor activity in cells with high levels of nestin compared with older viruses, but there was no difference in low-nestin cells.
Earlier this week, NCI removed reference to the "possible direct antitumor effect" of cannabis from its website.
In the practice of integrative oncology, the health care provider may recommend medicinal Cannabis not only for symptom management but also for its possible direct antitumor effect.
Lentinan, a compound found in Shitake, is used as an intravenous anti-cancer drug with antitumor properties.
He was interested in synthesizing furanosyl nucleosides (purines and pyrimidines linked to six carbon sugars with five member rings) as potential antitumor drugs.
In the summer of 1954, Farber persuaded Waksman to send him a number of antibiotics, including actinomycin D, to repurpose them as antitumor agents by testing the drugs on a series of mouse tumors.
Modern research has indicated its usefulness as an antitumor agent, for lowering blood glucose and cholesterol, and in protecting against radiation.
Shiitake contains a variety of constituents that have demonstrated a wide range of actions, including immune modulation, antitumor, liver protection, cholesterol lowering, antiviral, and blood pressure–lowering.
In 1977, PSK was the first polysaccharide antitumor drug derived from a mushroom to be approved by the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare for use as a cancer treatment.