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2014-05-08 09:30:29

AURORA, the first international molecular screening program for metastatic breast cancer, presented at IMPAKT Breast Cancer Conference While research has made great strides in recent decades to improve and significantly extend the lives of patients with early breast cancer, the needs of patients with advanced or metastatic disease have largely been ignored. Moreover, despite the fact that the overall breast cancer death rate has dropped steadily over the last decade and significant...

2011-09-26 12:23:38

Results from the longest-running trial comparing tamoxifen with the aromatase inhibitor letrozole show unequivocally that letrozole has withstood the test of time and continues to prevent breast cancer recurrences and reduce the risk of death in post-menopausal women with hormone receptor-positive early breast cancer. Professor Richard Gelber told delegates at the 2011 European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress, in Stockholm today (Monday 26 September) that a 12-year update of results from...

2009-08-19 16:13:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Newly published data in The New England Journal of Medicine affirm five-year upfront use of Femara((R)) (letrozole tablets) following surgery as an optimal treatment approach versus tamoxifen for postmenopausal women with early stage breast cancer (hormone-receptor positive). The data include an analysis from the Breast International Group (BIG) 1-98 trial that evaluated patients taking either a sequence of Femara and tamoxifen for five years...

2008-12-11 09:57:00

- Femara showed reduced risk of death by 13% (P=0.08), despite inclusion of patients crossing over from tamoxifen to Femara therapy - In a separate censored analysis excluding patients after they crossed over to Femara, reduction in risk of death was 19% - Long-term follow-up from major independent BIG 1-98 trial reinforces starting with Femara as the optimal treatment strategy versus tamoxifen EAST HANOVER, N.J., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- New long-term data from a major international breast...


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