Diagnosis & Disease Information

Failure to complete tamoxifen course

Half of all women taking tamoxifen fail to complete the five-year treatment course, according to a retrospective cohort study of all women with incident breast cancer in Tayside, Scotland, carried out between 1993 and 2002.

Toxicity indicates success in breast cancer

Vasomotor and joint symptoms in breast cancer patients receiving endocrine treatment may indicate treatment success, according to a retrospective analysis of the ATAC (Arimidex, Tamoxifen, Alone or in Combination) trial.

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