anticancer

[an-tee-kan-ser, an-tahy-]
adjective
for or used in the prevention or treatment of cancer: an anticancer drug.

Origin:
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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