Glossary Term:

Title

androgen deprivation therapy

Phonetic


Description

also called ADT. Treatment to reduce levels of androgens (male hormones) in the body. 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.