Oestrogen receptor β and neoadjuvant therapy with tamoxifen: prediction of response and effects of treatment

In order to elucidate the relative importance of oestrogen receptor (ER)α, ERβ and an ERβ variant (ERβ2/βcx) in the response of breast cancers to tamoxifen, tumour levels of each receptor were assessed in 36 patients before and after 3 months of neoadjuvant treatment with tamoxifen (20 mg daily). All patients were postmenopausal women presenting with large… (More)