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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



Casodex  listen  (KA-soh-dex)

  A drug used with another drug to treat prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Casodex binds to proteins called androgen receptors, which are found in some prostate cancer cells. These proteins bind to androgens (male hormones) and may cause cancer cells to grow. Casodex blocks these proteins and may keep cancer cells from growing. It is a type of antiandrogen. Also called bicalutamide.

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