An anticarcinogen is any chemical which reduces the occurrence of cancers, reduces the severity of cancers that do occur, or acts against cancers that do occur, based on evidence from in vitro studies, animal models, epidemiological studies and/or clinical studies. Preventative anticarcinogens act by enhancing an organism`s natural defenses again.
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<chemistry, oncology> A chemical that counteracts the effect of a cancer-causing agent. ... (09 Feb 1998) ...
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