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anticancer

[an-tee-kan-ser, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˈkæn sər, ˌæn taɪ-/
adjective
1.
for or used in the prevention or treatment of cancer:
an anticancer drug.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; anti- + cancer
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  • Chemicals from this same fungal group are also used for antibiotic, antimalarial and anticancer drugs.
  • Potential anticancer drugs should be judged on their scientific merit, not on their patentability.
  • These were designed to be anticancer drugs, but they were not sufficiently potent.
  • It is currently being tested in clinical trials for potential anticancer effects.

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