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Tamoxifen is a drug used to treat certain types of breast cancer in women and men. It is also used to prevent breast cancer in women who have had ductal carcinoma in situ (abnormal cells in the ducts of the breast) and in women who are at a high risk of developing breast cancer. Tamoxifen is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. It blocks the effects of the hormone estrogen in the breast. Tamoxifen is a type of antiestrogen. Also called tamoxifen citrate.
Distress caused by hot flushes seriously under-played

Distress caused by hot flushes seriously under-played

Majority of women with breast cancer do not need chemotherapy

Majority of women with breast cancer do not need chemotherapy

Largest known series of data examining the sequencing of tamoxifen and radiation

Largest known series of data examining the sequencing of tamoxifen and radiation

Americans' risk of dying from cancer continues to decline

Americans' risk of dying from cancer continues to decline

Researchers look at pharmacogenomics

Researchers look at pharmacogenomics

Questionnaire helps identify women who have inherited genetic mutations that increase their risk for breast or ovarian cancer

Questionnaire helps identify women who have inherited genetic mutations that increase their risk for breast or ovarian cancer

First true animal model for psoriasis

First true animal model for psoriasis

Why do estrogen-dependent breast-cancer cells grow and spread rapidly?

Why do estrogen-dependent breast-cancer cells grow and spread rapidly?

Letrozole following tamoxifen may benefit women with breast cancer

Letrozole following tamoxifen may benefit women with breast cancer

Testing for specific breast cancer genes unadvisable if no family history of disease exists

Testing for specific breast cancer genes unadvisable if no family history of disease exists

Recent evidence suggests caution in prescribing hormone therapy for breast cancer

Recent evidence suggests caution in prescribing hormone therapy for breast cancer

Researchers find drug targets for treating metabolic syndrome

Researchers find drug targets for treating metabolic syndrome

Switching treatment to the drug anastrozole after two years of tamoxifen is beneficial for women with early breast cancer

Switching treatment to the drug anastrozole after two years of tamoxifen is beneficial for women with early breast cancer

Benign breast disease - not necessarily an indicator of higher breast cancer risk

Benign breast disease - not necessarily an indicator of higher breast cancer risk

Approval sought for Femara in early post-surgery use

Approval sought for Femara in early post-surgery use

European women soon to have access to new breast cancer drug

European women soon to have access to new breast cancer drug

Study clarifies risk of recurrence for high-risk breast cancer patients

Study clarifies risk of recurrence for high-risk breast cancer patients

High-dose Tamoxifen may prolong survival in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

High-dose Tamoxifen may prolong survival in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Postmenopausal women who follow a low-fat diet have 24 percent less chance of a recurrence of breast cancer

Postmenopausal women who follow a low-fat diet have 24 percent less chance of a recurrence of breast cancer

Tamoxifen study counters hopes that drug might protect the heart

Tamoxifen study counters hopes that drug might protect the heart