chemoprevention


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chemoprevention

[¦kē·mō·pri¦ven·shən]
(medicine)
Prevention of illness through pharmaceutical means; for example, use of drugs to arrest or reverse development of premalignant neoplasia.
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Patients with oral leukoplakia or postoperative oral cancer patients for prevention of secondary tumours are considered the best target population for oral cancer chemoprevention because a large proportion of oral cancers are associated with the preceding of longstanding oral leukoplakia.
There is now high-quality evidence supporting the use of topical 5-FU for AK chemoprevention.
Professor Julie Bauman of the University of Pittsburgh said: "Green chemoprevention requires less money and fewer resources.
The effect of size and concentration of gold and silver nanoparticles was tested for skin cancer chemoprevention and therapy.
This means that we need a broad spectrum of chemoprevention agents or combination of agents.
Primary care physicians appear to have dropped the ball when it comes to primary chemoprevention of breast cancer, studies suggest.
Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Oncologic Drug Advisory Committee (ODAC) recommended against prostate cancer chemoprevention labelling for the 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (5ARIs).
These men could benefit from 5-ARI chemoprevention and avoid treatment and the urinary and sexual side effects that accompany it.
The drug is indicated for the treatment of enlarged prostates but also is widely prescribed for chemoprevention.
The 36 chapters by cancer, urology, pharmacology and chemotherapy, and other medical specialists from around the globe focus on a multidisciplinary care approach and cover hormone therapy, chemotherapy, angiogenesis, therapy for bone metastases, immunotherapy, chemoprevention, and drug development.
Pharmacological and clinical data for colorectal carcinoma chemoprevention on Mirtoselect standardized bilberry extract, from Indena, were presented recently at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Italian Cancer Society (SIC) in Sesto San Giovanni, Milano.
The results indicate a previously unexplored pathway through which pomegranate juice constituents may contribute to prostate cancer chemoprevention.