Search: anti-oestrogen


Drugs used to treat cancer that depend on hormones to grow.

oestrogen receptor positive (ER+)

Breast cancer cells that have a receptor protein to which oestrogen will attach. Breast cancer cells that are ER+ depend on the hormone oestrogen to grow….


A female sex hormone produced mainly by the ovaries that helps mature and regulate the female reproductive system….

News: Queensland schools win world praise on anti-sugar strategies

One of the world’s leading international agencies on cancer has showcased Queensland’s success in reducing the availability of sugar in schools, in a new global policy brief launched this week at the World Health Assembly in Geneva. The…

News: School students called to give verdict on anti-smoking ads

…critique anti-smoking advertisements and vote on the most effective way to discourage young people from smoking. Entries open today, July 15. The Critics’ Choice was specifically developed to increase young people’s awareness of the issues and dangers surrounding tobacco use…


Medication to help relieve the symptoms of depression.


An antioestrogen hormone treatment….

aromatase inhibitors

Drugs that help prevent the growth of oestrogen-dependent cancer cells by reducing the amount of oestrogen in a post-menopausal woman’s body.

ovarian ablation

Stopping the ovaries from producing oestrogen, which is done surgically (oopherectomy) or with radiation therapy.