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[Antiestrogen treatment in postmenopausal patients with metastatic breast cancer].

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Ugeskrift for laeger
1603-6824
Publication Date
Volume
169
Issue
37
Pages
3096–3100
Identifiers
PMID: 17877958
Source
Medline
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Abstract

This review discusses the evidence for endocrine treatment in postmenopausal patients with metastatic breast cancer. First line treatment with non-steroid aromatase inhibitors (AI) yields response rates of 30% and improves progression free survival, but not overall survival, compared to tamoxifen. With second line treatment using steroid AI, estrogen antagonists or selective estrogen receptor modulators prolonged disease stabilisation is achieved in 40% of patients. With third line treatment using steroid AI and estrogen antagonists disease stabilisation is achieved in up to 30% of patients.

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