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 (kē′mō-prĭ-vĕn′shən, kĕm′ō-)
The use of chemical agents, drugs, or food supplements to prevent the development of cancer.

che′mo·pre·ven′tive adj. & n.


(Medicine) the prevention of disease, esp cancer, by means of chemical agents
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It is time to investigate new agents for oral cancer chemoprevention.
As nicotinamide reduces the incident of actinic keratoses and nonmelanoma skin cancers in high-risk individuals and enhances repair of DNA damage in melanocytes, it is a promising agent for the chemoprevention of melanoma in high-risk populations,' Halliday said.
It urged both NICE and NHS England (and its national equivalents) to provide clarity, guidance and evidence for chemoprevention as well as information concerning the probable benefits and harms of these drugs.
There have been developments in breast imaging techniques, molecular analysis, and immunotherapy of breast cancer, they say, but the fundamental decisions regarding the need for additional surgery, chemoprevention, radiation and/or chemotherapy remain based on morphological features.
A single course of topical 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) prevented 62% more actinic keratoses than placebo, and this chemopreventive effect persisted for up to 3 years, according to an analysis of the Veterans Affairs Keratinocyte Carcinoma Chemoprevention Trial (VAKCCT).
Expression of interest for Scooping study to inform the feasibility of developing the seasonal malaria chemoprevention.
BROCCOLI may be used to protect people from mouth and throat cancer in a new treatment called green chemoprevention.
The Efficacy of Gold and Silver Nanoparticles for Skin Cancer Chemoprevention and Therapy.
We want to prevent death from prostate cancer, but the window of opportunity in which we can intervene in a chemoprevention setting is limited, and it encompasses different stages of prostate cancer.
Women who believe their risk is not high might skip chemoprevention strategies that could significantly reduce their risk.
and Baselga (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center) draw together cancer, biostatistics, pathology, and other medical specialists from the US, Canada, and Poland for six chapters that examine targeted therapies in breast cancer, with a focus on chemoprevention strategies, drug resistance, biomarkers, combination chemotherapy, angiogenesis inhibition, and pharmacogenomics in the context of clinical efficacy.