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2006-05-29 01:44:16

ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche on Monday unveiled new data showing that its cancer drug Herceptin increased the time that some breast-cancer patients live without the cancer progressing when used in combination with hormonal therapy. The Swiss pharmaceutical group Roche said the late-stage, or Phase III, trial results were for patients whose advanced breast cancer was hormone receptor-positive, as well as HER2-positive, a particularly aggressive form of the disease. Hormone...

2006-01-26 15:32:11

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - By increasing levels of estrogen in the body, use of vaginal estrogen products may counter the effects of drugs called aromatase inhibitors and thereby raise the risk of breast cancer recurrence, suggest the results of a small study. Aromatase inhibitors work to prevent cancer recurrence by dramatically reducing circulating levels of estrogen, a hormone known to stimulate cancer growth, researchers explain in the Annals of Oncology. Roughly a fifth of...

2005-11-15 16:39:54

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Women at high risk for breast cancer who take the well-known drug tamoxifen can reduce their long-term risk of developing the disease, according to a new study released on Tuesday. Researchers found that women who took tamoxifen, sold as a generic and by AstraZeneca Plc under the brand Nolvadex, for up to five years were about 43 percent less likely to get breast cancer than those who took a placebo. Out of 6,681 women taking the drug, 145 have...

2005-10-25 14:36:03

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For women who've been treated for breast cancer, the benefits of taking tamoxifen to prevent a recurrence are apparent fairly quickly. On the other hand, the extra advantage of taking tamoxifen for a prolonged period only shows up after many years, Italian investigators report. Compared with breast cancer patients who use tamoxifen for 2 years, those who take the drug for 5 years are unlikely to see additional improvement in survival until at least 9 years...

2005-08-26 11:25:27

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A drug used to treat and prevent breast cancer, Arimidex, can significantly reduce the pain of endometriosis when taken daily along with an oral contraceptive, investigators in the U.S. report. Endometriosis is an often-painful condition in which tissue that normally lines the uterus is found elsewhere in the abdomen. Current treatments for endometriosis are ineffective for many women or have dangerous side effects, Dr. Serdar E. Bulun, from Northwestern...

2005-08-04 18:00:00

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Changing drug treatment in women with early breast cancer can reduce the risk of the disease recurring or spreading by up to 40 percent, Austrian researchers said on Friday. Tamoxifen, a drug that interferes with the activity of the female hormone oestrogen, has been the standard treatment following surgery for women with hormone sensitive tumors. But scientists at the Vienna Medical University in Austria said varying the therapy with a drug called...


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