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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.
Surgery plus radiation therapy an effective way to treat early breast cancer in women aged 70 and older

Surgery plus radiation therapy an effective way to treat early breast cancer in women aged 70 and older

Receptor for estrogen in ovarian cells has been shown to suppress tumor growth

Receptor for estrogen in ovarian cells has been shown to suppress tumor growth

The largest North American breast cancer prevention trial ever undertaken has reached its goal of enrolling 19,000 women

The largest North American breast cancer prevention trial ever undertaken has reached its goal of enrolling 19,000 women

Adhering to established guidelines improves survival and reduces the risk of breast cancer

Adhering to established guidelines improves survival and reduces the risk of breast cancer

New early breast cancer treatment significantly reduces the risk of cancer returning

New early breast cancer treatment significantly reduces the risk of cancer returning

Strategic analysis of the breast cancer therapeutics pipeline

Strategic analysis of the breast cancer therapeutics pipeline

Stress may increase risk for the most common type of uterine cancer

Stress may increase risk for the most common type of uterine cancer

50,000 people in the U.S. with cancer, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis or hepatitis C will be eligible for a Medicare drug lottery

50,000 people in the U.S. with cancer, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis or hepatitis C will be eligible for a Medicare drug lottery

Cognitive decline can occur before chemotherapy treatment

Cognitive decline can occur before chemotherapy treatment

Cancer drug gefitinib (Iressa) may be able to restore tamoxifen's anticancer activity

Cancer drug gefitinib (Iressa) may be able to restore tamoxifen's anticancer activity

Better understanding of Tamoxifen and how breast cancer patients develop resistance

Better understanding of Tamoxifen and how breast cancer patients develop resistance

New treatment significantly improves long-term outlook for breast cancer survivors

New treatment significantly improves long-term outlook for breast cancer survivors

Gene mutation found in some women may decrease effectiveness of tamoxifen breast cancer drug

Gene mutation found in some women may decrease effectiveness of tamoxifen breast cancer drug

Serum estrogen receptor modulator's (SERM's) may help reduce postmenopausal breast cancer risk

Serum estrogen receptor modulator's (SERM's) may help reduce postmenopausal breast cancer risk

There are still benefits from hormone therapy after menopause

There are still benefits from hormone therapy after menopause

Women who regularly take aspirin at lower risk of breast cancer

Women who regularly take aspirin at lower risk of breast cancer

Largest study ever finds male breast cancer on the rise

Largest study ever finds male breast cancer on the rise

New studies put spotlight on replicative capacity of beta cells

New studies put spotlight on replicative capacity of beta cells

Significant drop in breast cancer death rates and rise in screening

Significant drop in breast cancer death rates and rise in screening

North America's largest-ever breast cancer enrolls 19,000th participant

North America's largest-ever breast cancer enrolls 19,000th participant