androgen deprivation therapy
also called ADT. Treatment to reduce levels of androgens (male hormones) in the body or to prevent them from reaching cancer cells. For example, since androgens stimulate prostate cancer to grow, ADT often makes prostate cancers shrink or grow more slowly. See also anti-androgens, chemical castration, hormone therapy, luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone antagonists, luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonists, orchiectomy, testosterone.