Anti-oestrogens in the treatment of breast and gynaecological cancers.

  title={Anti-oestrogens in the treatment of breast and gynaecological cancers.},
  author={Barry J. A. Furr},
  journal={Bailliere's clinical obstetrics and gynaecology},
  volume={2 3},
  • Barry J. A. Furr
  • Published 1988 in Bailliere's clinical obstetrics and gynaecology
Tamoxifen is an effective therapy for advanced breast cancer and is well tolerated. In elderly patients or in those with inoperable primary disease tamoxifen is as effective as surgery or radiotherapy. In early breast cancer tamoxifen is associated with a prolongation of disease-free and overall survival, at least in women over the age of 50 with nodal… CONTINUE READING