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Previous studies suggest that disease recurrence peaks at around 2 years in patients with early stage breast cancer (EBC), but provide no data regarding recurrence type. This retrospective analysis aimed to identify early recurrence types and risk factors in estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) EBC patients treated with adjuvant tamoxifen following breast(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of fulvestrant (Faslodex; AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Wilmington, DE), a new estrogen receptor (ER) antagonist that downregulates ER and has no agonist effects, versus tamoxifen, an antiestrogen with agonist and antagonist effects, for the treatment of advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women. (More)
Owing to its favourable tolerability profile versus cytotoxic chemotherapy, endocrine therapy is the treatment of choice for postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive advanced breast cancer (ABC). However, tolerability concerns associated with some endocrine treatments and the potential for cross-resistance has helped to drive the need for new,(More)
This paper outlines the development of fulvestrant, the first in a new class of antioestrogen agents with no agonist effects, to be used for the treatment of hormone receptor-positive advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women. The role of the oestrogen receptor in breast cancer growth and development and the evolution of pharmacological strategies to(More)
Fulvestrant is a new oestrogen receptor (ER) antagonist that is licensed for the treatment of postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer progressing following antioestrogen treatment and may also be effective in those progressing after non-steroidal aromatase inhibitors. The use of fulvestrant in a Compassionate Use Programme (CUP) in a "real-life"(More)
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