Items Tagged ‘hormone-positive’

June 7th, 2016

Treatment with Aromatase Inhibitors for 10 Years Improves Cancer-Free Survival in Breast Cancer

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Among postmenopausal women with hormone-positive, early breast cancer, treatment with aromatase inhibitors (AIs) for 10 years significantly improves cancer-free survival, compared to the 5-year standard length of AI treatment.  However, quality of life issues, bone density concerns, and a patient’s risk of a recurrence should be taken into consideration to determine the optimal length of […]

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Tags: AIs, aromatase inhibitors, Breast Cancer, early-stage, hormone-positive, HR+, News, postmenopausal, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer, survival


April 28th, 2016

Some Premenopausal Women Benefit from Exemestane Compared to Tamoxifen

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Among premenopausal women with hormone-positive, early breast cancer who are considered to have a high risk of a cancer recurrence, the use of Aromasin® (exemestane) versus tamoxifen improves cancer-free survival at 5 years. These results were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The majority of breast cancers, referred to as hormone-positive breast cancers, […]

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Tags: aromasin, Breast Cancer, exemestane, HER2-negative, hormone-positive, News, premenopausal, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer, Stages II-III Breast Cancer, tamoxifen


March 17th, 2016

Ibrance® Approved for Use in Combination with Faslodex® in Hormone-Positive Breast Cancer

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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Ibrance (palbociclib) to be used with Faslodex (fulvestrant) for women with hormone-positive (HR-positive), human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2)-negative, metastatic breast cancer that has progressed following prior endocrine (hormone) therapy. The majority of breast cancers are HR-positive. These cancers are stimulated to grow by the […]

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Tags: approval, Breast Cancer, Faslodex, fda, fulvestrant, HER2-negative, hormone-positive, Ibrance, metastatic, Metastatic Breast Cancer, News, palbociclib