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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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A coauthor reported holding a patent for aspirin as a colorectal chemopreventive agent.
chemopreventive, he said, adding that for every patient who refuses, there are probably 4 who agree to try the therapy, but "15 after that who never hear about it," because of gaps in knowledge in the primary care setting.
It is thought that the ability of SFN to inhibit histone deacetylase (HDAC) enzymes may be one mechanism by which it acts as a chemopreventive agent.
Chemopreventive Effect of PSP Through Targeting of Prostate Cancer Stem Cell-Like
Pterostilbene, identified as the molecule in blueberries responsible for their health and medical benefits, is being called the next generation resveratrol and has exhibited potential cognitive, chemopreventive and cholesterol lowering properties that are even superior in some respects to those of pure resveratrol.
The authors conclude that understanding the role of p53 in microcystin-LR-induced cell proliferation may contribute to the development of chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic approaches to microcystin-LR poisoning.
This may have important public health implications if an inverse association between analgesic use and risk of breast or ovarian cancer is confirmed, as analgesics could be easily implemented as a chemopreventive and may decrease risk of several cancers.
The results of the present investigation indicated that diversin might be valuable as a potent cancer chemopreventive agent and its potency was comparable with those of curcumin and quercetin, two well-known cancer chemopreventive agents.
Still other papers report on the chemopreventive effects of black tea, ginseng, ginkgo biloba, inulin-derived prebiotics, cruciferous plants, and soy.
Additionally, chemopreventive compounds administered systemically and excreted in urine have the favourable pharmacokinetic property of remaining in close prolonged contact with bladder epithelium.
If a woman is BRCA positive, she is counseled about potential prophylactic mastectomies and oophrectomies and the potential benefits of chemopreventive medications.