Navigation Links
Anastrozole Is A More Effective Cancer Drug

The NHS of the UK has come under increased pressure from charities for making it possible to increase access to a new breast cancer drug which is better than tamoxifen//. Women suffering from the early stages of the disease are treated with tamoxifen. If the women who were treated with tamoxifen for two years were to switch over to anastrozole, one of the new drugs, they are more likely to be alive after a period of two and a half years, according to the research.

In the case of the patients who had switched drugs, the deaths had gone down by 29%. The study was conducted on over 4,000 women across Italy, Germany, and Australia. The deaths among the 2,009 women who changed over to anastrozole was 66, while in the case of tamoxifen, it was 90.

AstraZeneca is marketing anastrozole as Arimidex, and this has received the support of the NHS in Scotland. Tamoxifen administered over 5 years after initial surgery brought down the recurrence of breast cancer by 50%, and administering anastrozole reduces it by a further 26%.

In the UK alone as many as 32,000 postmenopausal women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, and as three quarters of the tumors are due to sex hormone oestrogen, they are ideal for the new treatment. Arimidex belongs to the aromotase inhibitors class of drugs which prevents the further development of oestrogen.

The treatment costs £68 per month, and it is very much more expensive than tamoxifen. Aromatase inhibitors prevent estrogen and also do not increase the possibilities of endometrial cancer and blood clots. The three brands of this medicine are Novartis Pharmaceuticals’ Femara, Pfizer Inc.’s Aromasin and AstraZeneca PLC’s Arimidex
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. New Way to "See" Genes, Evaluate Effectiveness of Gene Therapies Discovered
2. Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma
3. ZD1839 Proves Effective - A Breakthrough in fighting Lung Cancer
4. Fluoride Found Effective in Osteoporosis
5. Aspirin and Warfarin Are Equally Effective for Stroke Prevention
6. Implantable Contact Lens Found Safe and Effective
7. Effective And Economical Agent For Anthrax
8. Stem Cell Transplants May Be Effective For MS Patients
9. Effective therapy for Huntingtons disease
10. Chemotherapy Effective for Bladder Cancer
11. Drug Effective for Vascular Dementia
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... educate the many who are unaware of the plight of aphasia. In collaboration ... within the “Stroke Awareness” campaign. , The link between stroke and aphasia is ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... Aimed at nurses and employees in the ... courtesy of leaders in the nursing and health care industry. It also provides insight ... Abilene Christian University. , As the nursing industry is coming out of one ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... Despite last week’s media reports hinting at a June rate hike after the Federal ... an interest rate increase, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at ... Committee (FOMC) dot charts are of interest to the press for their noise potential,” ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Cabot Corporation, Pfizer, and 3M are responsible ... documents and SEC filings. A jury has returned a verdict of $32.8 ... Case No. BC588866, Los Angeles County, California. The jury awarded $22.8 million in ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Connor Sports, through its Connor Cares initiative, will ... Tamika Catchings Legacy Tour that will commemorate the Indiana Fever legend’s hall-of-fame career ... all forms and levels of the game, Connor Sports has committed to a significantly ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... FDA 510(k) clearance covers ... for urological and surgical applications Mauna ... Cellvizio®, the multidisciplinary confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) platform, ... US with the 12 th 510(k) clearance ... This new FDA clearance covers Confocal Miniprobes indicated ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... May 25, 2016  Zymo Research Corp. announced ... new reference materials that help researchers obtain the ... to analyses. The rapid growth of the study ... to have standard methods to improve the reproducibility ... inherently exist at every step of the measurement ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016  Granger Diagnostics today ... test for wounds and infections. This test ensures ... and select viruses. The test requires only a ... David G. Bostwick , MD, ... to facilitate wound healing: "We are excited to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: