NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,232 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- Describes the ability of tumor cells to grow in the absence of androgens (hormones that promote the development and maintenance of male sex characteristics). Many early prostate cancers require androgens for growth, but advanced prostate cancers are often androgen-independent.