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[an-druh-jens] hormones found in men and women but with much higher levels in men; commonly called male sex hormones. The major androgen is testosterone. See also hormone therapy, testosterone.

Hormone (androgen deprivation) therapy for prostate cancer

... When androgens bind to the androgen receptor, the receptor sends
a signal for the cells to grow and divide. Enzalutamide ...


Hormone therapy for prostate cancer

... Androgens cause prostate cancer cells to grow. Lowering androgen levels
or stopping them from getting into prostate cancer cells often makes ...


Cancer Glossary

... or male hormones. See also androgens, androgen deprivation therapy,
combined hormone therapy, hormone therapy. ...



... In prostate cancer and some other cancers, the cells have androgen receptors
on their surfaces. When androgens attach to these receptors, it helps ...


Study: New Drug Enzalutamide Extends Life in Advanced ...

... Prostate cancer cells have androgen receptors on their surface. When
androgens come into contact with these receptors, it sends a signal to help ...


Cancer Glossary

... See also androgens, androgen deprivation therapy, castration, hormone
therapy, luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone analogs. ...


Hormone Therapy Not Shown to Benefit Older Patients with ...

... of nearly 20,000 men aged 66 and older with early-stage prostate cancer found
that those who were prescribed androgen deprivation hormone ...


Hormone therapy for breast cancer in men

... testicles greatly lowers the levels of testosterone and other androgens (male
hormones). Most male breast cancers have androgen receptors that ...


References: Prostate cancer detailed guide

... guide. Akaza H, Hinotsu S, Usami M, et al; Study Group for the Combined
Androgen Blockade Therapy of Prostate Cancer. ...


What are the risk factors for ovarian cancer?

... Androgens are male hormones. Danazol, a drug that increases androgen
levels, was linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer in a small study. ...