Sunday, April 15, 2012

Anti-estrogen Combo Extends Life for Older Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Anastrozole (Arimidex) and fulvestrant (Faslodex) are both already used in treating breast cancer, though not in combination. The former reduces the production of tumor-promoting estrogen, while the latter interferes with the receptors that allow estrogen to signal cells to grow and reproduce.

Researchers think it's these two different modes of action together that make the combination so effective against hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, the subtype that accounts for more than half of all breast cancers. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE.

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