Published in Cancer Weekly, July 5th, 2005
According to recent research from England, "AIs have been in use to treat metastatic breast cancer for over 25 years. Recently potent and specific AIs have been introduced, which, because of their low toxicity profile, are being used in the adjuvant and neoadjuvant situation and also for the prevention of breast cancer."
"The two non-steroidal AIs, anastrozole and letrozole, and the steroidal AI, exemestane, have all shown superiority to tamoxifen as first-line treatment for advanced breast cancer. Interestingly, the estrogen receptor downregulator, fulvestrant, was shown to be equivalent to...
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