Tamoxifen: Long-term benefits

Posted in News by sandyking
22 Aug 2011

Tamoxifen has been in the news recently. In March, WebMD reported on a
study
which showed that a full five year course of the drug had a better chance
of preventing future cancers than a shorter two year course.

Recently the Pharmaceutical Journal has reported on research published in The
Lancet which gives the encouraging news that women with oestrogen receptor-
positive breast cancers who have used Tamoxifen continue to experience
benefits for a decade after they stop taking it
. The study suggests long-term
mortality rates could be cut by as much as a third.

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