Glossary Term:

Title

chemoprevention

Phonetic

<b>key</b>-mo-pre-<b>VEN</b>-shun

Description

prevention or reversal of disease using drugs, chemicals, or other substances. This idea is not ready for widespread use in cancer care, but it is a promising area of study. For instance, the drugs tamoxifen and raloxifene are approved to help reduce breast cancer risk among women at very high risk of the disease.