Tamoxifen

Tamoxifen

Understanding estrogen receptors, tamoxifen, and raloxifene

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Lewis J Kleinsmith
Donna Kerrigan
Jeanne Kelly
Brian Hollen
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Understanding Cancer Series
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Bethesda, MD

Describes the hormone estrogen and its receptor. Explains the relationship of estrogen and its receptor to breast cancer and the risks and benefits of reducing cancer risk with drugs called antiestrogens and selective estrogen receptor molecules (SERMs).

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Tamoxifen links

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Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia (BCANS)
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Halifax, NS

Lists links to clinical trials, research, and drug information on tamoxifen, an experimental drug for the treatment of breast cancer.

How do we interpret the results of the Breast Cancer Prevention Trial?

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Canadian Medical Association
Publication Date: 
1998
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Ottawa, ON

Offers an analysis of a U.S. National Cancer Institute clinical trial on the use of tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer in women with a high risk of developing breast cancer.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Public health vs. chemoprevention

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Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
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Sharon Batt
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Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses chemoprevention experiments, which test potent drugs to prevent disease, and the risks, particularly for Canadian women, of these experiments.

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ISSN 14963612
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Includes bibliographical references.

Breast cancer prevention and hormone manipulation: a debate long overdue

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Sharon Batt
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Network/Le Réseau
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1998
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Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the debate surrounding chemoprevention - are women true participants in breast cancer prevention research or are they simply targets for drug company hype?

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ISSN 14800039
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