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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



progesterone receptor positive  listen  (proh-JES-teh-rone reh-SEP-ter PAH-zih-tiv)

  Describes cells that have a protein to which the hormone progesterone will bind. Cancer cells that are progesterone receptor positive need progesterone to grow and will usually stop growing when treated with hormones that block progesterone from binding. Also called PR+.