Overview of the main outcomes in breast-cancer prevention trials

J. Cuzick, T. Powles, U. Veronesi, J. Forbes, R. Edwards, S. Ashley, P. Boyle

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Background: Early findings on the use of tamoxifen or raloxifene as prophylaxis against breast cancer have been mixed; we update available data and overview the combined results. Methods: All five randomised prevention trials comparing tamoxifen or raloxifene with placebo were included. Relevant data on contralateral breast tumours and side-effects were included from an overview of adjuvant trials of tamoxifen versus control. Findings: The tamoxifen prevention trials showed a 38% (95% Cl 28-46; p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)296-300
Number of pages5
Issue number9354
Publication statusPublished - Jan 25 2003

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  • Medicine(all)


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