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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


androgen receptor positive  listen  (AN-droh-jen reh-SEP-ter PAH-zih-tiv)

  Describes cells that have a protein that binds to androgens (male hormones). Cancer cells that are androgen receptor positive may need androgens to grow. These cells may stop growing or die when they are treated with substances that block the binding and actions of androgen hormones. Also called AR+.