<chemistry, oncology> A chemical that counteracts the effect of a cancer-causing agent. ... (09 Feb 1998) ...
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An anticarcinogen (also known as a carcinopreventive agent) is a substance that counteracts the effects of a carcinogen or inhibits the development of cancer. Anticarcinogens are different from anticarcinoma agents (also known as anticancer or anti-neoplastic agents) in that anticarcinoma agents are used to selectively destroy or inhibit cancer ce...
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