Latest Aromatase inhibitor Stories
The hormone estrogen may help promote lung cancer— including compounding the effects of tobacco smoke on the disease—pointing towards potential new therapies that target the hormone metabolism.
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are using powerful DNA sequencing technology not only to identify mutations at the root of a patient's tumor – considered key to personalizing cancer treatment – but to map the genetic evolution of disease and monitor response to treatment.
At the time of diagnosis, the majority of breast cancers are categorized as estrogen-receptor positive, or hormone sensitive, which means their cancerous cells may need estrogen to grow.
Aromatase inhibitors (AIs) prevent the conversion of androgens to estrogens, and could play a role in the development of breast cancer.
Researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles are challenging the widely-held belief that the risk of breast cancer is increased by any type of alcohol consumption.
Drinking red wine in moderation may reduce one of the risk factors for breast cancer, providing a natural weapon to combat a major cause of death among U.S. women.
Exemestane, a drug that is thought to prevent breast cancer, steadily lowers that levels of ‘good’ cholesterol in women taking the agent.
An international research team led by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center has found biological differences in hormone-receptor positive breast cancer that are linked to the timing of recurrence despite endocrine therapy.
Researchers may have discovered a series of genes that will help predict whether or not a woman with hormone receptor-positive invasive breast cancer will experience early, late or no recurrence of her disease.
Clinical benefit from use of a novel histone deacetylase inhibitor drug may be determined by examining blood cells days after a patient receives treatment.
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