Navigation Links
Hormone Drug Type Makes Survival Difference in Advanced Breast Cancer

Aromatase inhibitors, a type of hormone therapy used to treat advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women, result in a small but significant increase// in overall survival when compared to other hormone treatments, according to a new systematic review of studies.

In addition, aromatase inhibitors — drugs known as Arimidex, Aromasin and Femara — are less likely to cause blood clots and vaginal bleeding than other hormone treatments, said review co-author Judith Bliss of the Institute of Cancer Research in London.

The review analyzed 30 studies involving the treatment of advanced breast cancer, encompassing more than 10,000 postmenopausal women.

Bliss and colleagues were surprised at how few of the reviewed studies presented data on overall survival for women taking aromatase inhibitors. “Survival data was only available for about half of the women,” Bliss said.

The available data showed an 11 percent reduction in the risk of death compared to women not receiving aromatase inhibitors.

The review appears in the current issue of The Cochrane Library, a publication of The Cochrane Collaboration, an international organization that evaluates medical research. Systematic reviews draw evidence-based conclusions about medical practice after considering both the content and quality of existing medical trials on a topic.

The treatment of advanced breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause usually involves a combination of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormonal and biological therapies. In many breast cancers, estrogen stimulates tumor growth. Aromatase inhibitors work by limiting a woman’s production of estrogen.

Several aromatase inhibitors, including anastrozole (Arimidex), exemestane (Aromasin) and letrozole (Femara) have been available for clinical use for the past decade or so.

Other breast cancer treatments that also affect estrogen include tamoxifen and p
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Levothyroxine Thyroid Hormone Replacement, Approved for Hypothyroidism
2. Hormone replacement Therapy a headache
3. Ovarian cancer in relationship with Hormone therapy
4. Hormone contraceptives lead to bone problems
5. Hormone treatment helps obese people slim down
6. Hormone Deficiency Results In Miscarriage
7. Hormones Linked To Migraines
8. Hormone replacement therapy helps women
9. Decrease of Hunger Hormone after Obesity Surgery
10. Possible benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy
11. Hormone replacement therapy improves sexual function
Post Your Comments:
(Date:9/23/2014)... What: Rutgers Presbyterian Church, a ... that embodies the inclusion and diversity of New ... the Ecological Crisis, a public lecture led by ... of Old Testament at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. Tull ... lends insight into current ecological problems, including energy ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... teenagers could grow up to earn up to 18 ... says Petter Lundborg of Lund University, Paul Nystedt of ... Lund University, all in Sweden. The team compared extensive ... States, and the results are published in Springer,s journal ... data of 145,193 Swedish-born brothers who enlisted in the ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... 2014 Trevera provides multiple lines ... are Oracle Managed Services , Oracle Solutions ... versions of Oracle E-Business Databases and Applications, ... Trevera has announced a significant enhancement to its ... with their software technology management, project management, governance, ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 ... (UNCG), a national research university located In the ... has joined UNCG as co-director of the Center ... in bioanalytical chemistry, comes to UNCG after nearly ... Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Biological Sciences Division. ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay ... for a hemorrhagic stroke -- which causes bleeding in the ... survive than people who weren,t taking the drugs, according to ... known as statins were also 2.5 times more likely to ... reports. When it comes to the best treatment for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Inhabiting Eden: Christians, Scripture, and the Ecological Crisis – Public Lecture to Discuss Faith-Based Environmentalism 2Health News:Note to young men: Fat doesn't pay 2Health News:Trevera, Inc adds Management Support to Services 2Health News:Trevera, Inc adds Management Support to Services 3Health News:Former Department of Energy Scientist Joins UNCG as Co-director of Biomedical Research Center 2Health News:Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Help After Certain Strokes 2Health News:Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Help After Certain Strokes 3
... why some of the bacteria that cause stomach ulcers ... cancer than others; it turns out these bacteria can ... the immune system. , Helicobacter pylori is a bacterial ... inflammation, ulcers, and potentially even stomach cancer. However, only ...
... LOUIS, Aug. 22 CMS, Inc., an Elekta ... workflow management,solutions, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for ... CMS to immediately,begin distributing Atlas-Based Autosegmentation for clinical ... amount of time spent creating and editing,patient contours, ...
... to launch the most sophisticated mission ever to investigate ... shape of our planet the geoid - with ... steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) will be placed onto ... Rockot vehicle launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Northern ...
... But the agency says patients can still take ... News) -- U.S. drug regulators said Thursday that ... might be linked to cancer. , The U.S. ... health-care professionals that the agency was investigating a ...
... to its superior service, ... and innovative technology, FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 22 ... services to the retail pharmacy,industry, today announced that it ... editing and reporting services business,partner. eRx Network,s suite of ...
... halide compounds, American Elements announced today it has increased the capacity ... , ... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 22, 2008 -- ... today it has increased the capacity for U.S. based manufacturing of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:CMS, Inc., an Elekta Company, Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Atlas-Based Autosegmentation Software 2Health News:GOCE Earth explorer satellite to look at the Earth's surface and core 2Health News:FDA Investigates Possible Vytorin-Cancer Link 2Health News:FDA Investigates Possible Vytorin-Cancer Link 3Health News:Kmart Pharmacy Awards Its Transaction Processing Business to eRx Network 2
(Date:9/23/2014)... CHICAGO , Sept. 23, 2014  Hill-Rom (NYSE: ... agreement with Providence Health ( Renton, WA ... new agreement expands the companies, existing relationship as Hill-Rom ... Maternal, and Bariatric capital bed frame and surface products. ... largest health systems in the U.S.  It operates 34 ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... , Sept. 23, 2014 Research ... "Biopharmaceutical and Vaccine Production Markets" report to ... many new therapies and vaccines - including products to ... are still huge challenges during the final stages of ... when and how to risk production capital to upscale ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... 23, 2014 Rising health ... and increasing number of foreign and domestic players in ... India   The ... most high growth potential markets worldwide due to multiple ... among the youth, changing food consumption patterns, increasing diabetic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Hill-Rom Announces Seven-Year, Sole-Source Contract with Providence Health 2Biopharmaceutical and Vaccine Production Markets 2Biopharmaceutical and Vaccine Production Markets 3India Probiotic Market Pegged to Grow at Around 20% by 2019, Says TechSci Research 2India Probiotic Market Pegged to Grow at Around 20% by 2019, Says TechSci Research 3
... 10th Annual Superbugs and Superdrugs Conference on ... ... 10 Enanta Pharmaceuticals, a,leader in the development of small ... program to,evaluate a new macrolide-related drug class, Bicyclolides, in the ...
... - Strategic Collaboration with the National Cancer Institute,s NABTT ... ... 10 BiPar Sciences, Inc. today,announced the expansion of the clinical ... the most,common glioma in adults. BSI-201, the first poly ADP-ribose polymerase,(PARP) ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Enanta Reports New Macrolide-Related Drug Class, Bicyclolides, to Combat Hospital and Community Acquired Superbug Infections, Including MRSA 2Enanta Reports New Macrolide-Related Drug Class, Bicyclolides, to Combat Hospital and Community Acquired Superbug Infections, Including MRSA 3BiPar Sciences Expands Clinical Program for BSI-201, a Novel DNA Repair Inhibitor, in Brain Cancer 2
... Eliminate aerosol contamination, which ... in PCR. Hydrophobic, nonwicking ... air can pass through ... in contrast to tips ...
... Aerosol barrier tips eliminate false ... Scientifically designed and tested, Promega Barrier ... working with amplified nucleic acids (PCR(a)), ... samples, forensic and serological specimens. , ...
Hydrophobic PE filter without self-sealing additives, permits sample recovery after accidental over-pipetting. All filters are sterile (to USP, DAB, Ph.Eur. standards) and PCR clean (free from human ...
... Finntip Filters are ideal ... methods, or for any work ... They are designed for pipetting ... samples, and other. For applications ...
Medicine Products: