[ US /ˌænˌtaɪˈkænsɝ, ˌænˌtiˈkænsɝ/ ]
  1. used in the treatment of cancer
    anticancer drug
    an antineoplastic effect
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How To Use anticancer In A Sentence

  • The study reported, "Benzyl isothiocyanate (BITC), a compound found in cruciferous vegetables, has been reported to have anticancer properties, but the mechanism whereby it inhibits growth of human pancreatic cancer cells is incompletely understood. Which cruciferious vegetables help prevent cancer, according to latest studies?
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center who've discovered unprecedented success treating it with an anticancer drug called cetuximab, marketed under the name Erbitux. Nashville Scene
  • The development of quinonoid compounds that display anticancer activity but are less toxic is a major therapeutic goal. The federal medical marijuana crackdown.
  • For example, grapefruit juice can reduce the absorption of the allergy medication fexofenadine (Allegra); digoxin, which is used to treat congestive heart failure; losartan (Cozaar), used to control blood pressure; and the anticancer drug vinblastine. Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy
  • Those anticancer drugs are effective, but also destructive to white blood cells.
  • Studies have been performed on ricin as a possible anticancer agent.
  • The treatment at issue is called radioimmunotherapy (RIT), which uses a radioactive isotope to give standard anticancer agents an extra charge. How Washington Is Nixing a Cancer Cure
  • The blood test could identify certain chromosomal changes that guide physicians to prescribe certain anticancer drugs.
  • Watercress is a rich source of the glucosinolate derivatives phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC) and methylsulphinylakyl isothiocyanates (MEITCs), which have a range of anticancer activities. Forever Young
  • Both broccoli and cauliflowers are brassicas and have similar health benefits associated with being anticancer. Times, Sunday Times
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