NCI Drug Dictionary

The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

olive oil
Produced by pressing olives, olive oil has a high content of monounsaturated fats, thought beneficial for health. Major components of the phenolic fraction of olive oil, lignans and pinoresinols are potent antioxidants present in extra virgin (first pressed) oils. Containing vitamins E and F, other antioxidant compounds, foods containing high amounts of lignan precursors may be protective against breast, colon, and prostate cancer, as well as heart diseases. Used mainly in cooking today, olive oil has been used for medicines and in cosmetics. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:Olea Europaea oil