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Glossary: selective estrogen receptor modulator, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

selective estrogen receptor modulator

(seh-LEK-tiv ES-truh-jin reh-SEP-ter MAH-juh-lay-ter)

A drug that acts like estrogen on some tissues but blocks the effect of estrogen on other tissues. Tamoxifen and raloxifene are selective estrogen receptor modulators. Also called SERM.

2008-01-16

Understanding Cancer Series: Estrogen Receptors/SERMs