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Breast Cancer pp 161-174 | Cite as

Hormonal Therapy of Breast Cancer

  • Halle C. F. Moore
  • Kevin R. Fox
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Part of the Current Clinical Oncology book series (CCO)

Abstract

Studies of breast cancer epidemiology suggest an important role of hormonal factors in the development of breast cancer. An individual’s risk of developing breast cancer is clearly correlated with the timing of menarche and menopause, parity, age of first pregnancy, use of exogenous estrogens, and female gender. Given the importance of the endocrine environment in the establishment of breast cancer, it is not surprising that hormonal manipulations have become a crucial aspect of therapy for this disease.

Keywords

Breast Cancer Endometrial Cancer Metastatic Breast Cancer Aromatase Inhibitor Advanced Breast Cancer 
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