BRCA1 AND BRCA2

n. the first-two major cancer genes associated with a person's susceptibility to breast and ovarian cancer. In women with mutations in one of these...

BCL-2

n. a family of regulator proteins, first of which is the B-Cell Lymphoma-2 (BCL-2) gene. These are genes whose proteins and protein products help...

BRCA1 AND BRCA2

The 2 major genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer.

ANTIESTROGEN

a substance (e.g., tamoxifen) that lessens the physiological effects of estrogenic hormones on the tissues that are normally responsive to them. May function by...

PROPHYLACTIC SURGERY

Prophylactic surgery is surgery performed in anticipation of the onset of a particular disease or condition in the organ or area of the body...

STANOLONE

a semi-synthetic form of dihydrotestosterone used to treat some breast cancers.

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