NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,886 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- listen (DEH-guh-REH-lix)
A drug that is used to treat advanced prostate cancer and is also being studied in the treatment
of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Degarelix binds to gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)
receptors in the pituitary gland. This causes the body to stop making testosterone, which
prostate cancer needs to grow. Degarelix is a type of GnRH antagonist. Also called Firmagon.