NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,804 terms related to cancer and medicine.

Browse the dictionary by selecting a letter of the alphabet or by entering a cancer-related word or phrase in the search box.

letrozole
(LEH-truh-zole)
A drug used to treat certain types of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Letrozole lowers the amount of estrogen made by the body. This may stop the growth of cancer cells that need estrogen to grow. Letrozole is a type of aromatase inhibitor. Also called Femara.