A drug used with another drug to treat certain types of prostate cancer. Flutamide binds to proteins called androgen receptors, which are found in some prostate cancer cells, and keeps androgens (male hormones) from binding to the receptors. This blocks the ability of androgens to cause prostate cancer cells to grow. Flutamide is a type of antiandrogen.
Last updated: 2016-02-10
Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary)