estrogen receptor positive

ER+. Describes cells that have a protein to which the hormone estrogen will bind. Cancer cells that are ER+ need estrogen to grow, and may stop growing when treated with hormones that block estrogen from binding. Also called ER+.

English dictionary of cancer terms . 2015.

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