NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,371 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- toremifene citrate
- listen (tor-EH-mih-feen SIH-trayt)
A drug used to treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. It is used in postmenopausal women whose cancer is estrogen receptor positive (ER+) or when it is not known if the cancer is ER+ or estrogen receptor negative (ER-). Toremifene citrate blocks the effects of the hormone estrogen in breast tissue, which may help keep breast cancer cells from growing. It is a type of selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM). Also called Fareston.