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anti-androgen

[an-tee-AN-druh-jen or an-tie-AN-druh-jen] a drug that blocks the body’s ability to use androgens (male hormones). Anti-androgens are used along with orchiectomy (surgery) or LHRH analogs (medicines) as part of hormone therapy to help treat prostate cancer. See also androgens, androgen deprivation therapy, luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone analogs, orchiectomy.

Hormone (androgen deprivation) therapy for prostate cancer

... An anti-androgen may be added to treatment if orchiectomy, an LHRH analog,
or LHRH antagonist is no longer working by itself. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/detailedguide/prostate-cancer-treating-hormone-therapy

Prostate cancer that remains or recurs after treatment

... If this stops working, an anti-androgen may be added. Other treatments
aimed at bone metastases may be used as well. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/detailedguide/prostate-cancer-treating-recurrence

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

... Journal of Medicine. Enzalutamide is a kind of drug called an anti-androgen,
which is a type of hormone therapy. These drugs ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/study-new-drug-enzalutamide-extends-life-in-advanced-prostate-cancer

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

... Journal of Medicine. Enzalutamide is a kind of drug called an anti-androgen,
which is a type of hormone therapy. These drugs ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/study-new-drug-enzalutamide-extends-life-in-advanced-prostate-cancer

Cancer Treatment & Survivorship Facts & Figures: 2014-2015

Page 1. Cancer Treatment & Survivorship Facts & Figures 2014-2015 Estimated
Numbers of Cancer Survivors by State as of January 1, 2014 ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@research/documents/document/acspc-042801.pdf

Enzalutamide

... It is also being studied for other uses. How does this drug work? Enzalutamide
is a type of hormone therapy known as an anti-androgen. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/guidetocancerdrugs/enzalutamide

Cancer Glossary

... prostate cancer is sometimes treated by combining castration or an LHRH
analog to lower testosterone levels, plus an anti-androgen to help block ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=c

Cancer Glossary

... anti-androgen Search [an-tee-AN-druh-jen or an-tie-AN-druh-jen]. a drug that
blocks the body's ability to use androgens (male hormones). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=a

Prostate Cancer

... An anti-androgen may be added to treatment if orchiectomy, an LHRH analog,
or LHRH antagonist is no longer working by itself. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003134-pdf.pdf

Weight Gain during Cancer Treatment

... treatments. Men on anti-androgen (hormone deprivation) therapy often
gain weight in the first year of treatment. Women ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/expertvoices/post/2012/07/05/weight-gain-during-cancer-treatment.aspx