[Effects and mechanism of action of antiestrogens in breast cancer].

Abstract

Tamoxifen, a non-steroidal antiestrogen, is currently used to treat post-menopausal breast cancer. In estrogen-sensitive breast cancer cell lines, tamoxifen and some of its metabolites display, for the induction of estrogen-regulated proteins, a partial agonist/antagonist activity. They also inhibit totally the proliferation of these cells. Evidence is… (More)

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