Definition of anastrozole in US English:

anastrozole

noun

Medicine
  • A nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitor used in the treatment and prevention of breast cancer. It has been observed to have fewer adverse side effects than tamoxifen.

    • ‘Perhaps we could get rid of 70% of breast cancer by using anastrozole as a preventive therapy.’
    • ‘The ATAC study is an international collaboration which compared the safety and efficacy of tamoxifen with anastrozole alone and the combination of both drugs for 5 years.’
    • ‘The Food and Drug Administration approved anastrozole for cancer treatment in 1996, and another drug letrozole in 1997.’
    • ‘Consultant oncologist Dr David Fennelly, who is a member of the Irish Cancer Society's Medical Committee, said anastrozole was a valuable addition to existing drugs for the treatment of breast cancer.’
    • ‘Much of the success for the development of tamoxifen, goserilin, and anastrozole in the treatment of early or metastatic breast cancer can be attributed to Ian's ceaseless energy and zeal.’

Pronunciation

anastrozole

/anˈastrəˌzōl/