Lege Artis Medicinae

[Treating breast cancer patients with fulvestrant - could it be more efficacious?]

NAGY Zsuzsanna

NOVEMBER 20, 2010

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2010;20(11)

[Fulvestrant, as an estrogen-receptor antagonist, effectively decreases the estrogen effect, which is a key factor in the development, growth and progression of the breast cancer. Its clinical advantage can appear even after several lines of unsuccessful chemo- or hormonal therapy. In our invasive ductal carcinoma cases, the clinical benefit was obvious over 40%. According to recent data using a higher dose better results can be obtained. The same is expected if the drug would be applied at an earlier stage of the disease.]

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