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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


castrate-resistant prostate cancer  listen  (KAS-trayt-reh-ZIH-stunt PROS-tayt KAN-ser)

  Prostate cancer that keeps growing even when the amount of testosterone in the body is reduced to very low levels. Many early-stage prostate cancers need normal levels of testosterone to grow, but castrate-resistant prostate cancers do not. Also called CRPC.