Part V: A Critical Summary

  • E. Engelsman
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 91)


Endocrine manipulation in breast cancer patients has been an important tool for palliative treatment since 1896, when Beatson demonstrated that a progressing tumor could be influenced favorably without touching the tumor itself. He also showed that this effect was temporary.


Toxicity Estrogen Corticosteroid Tamoxifen Glucocorticoid 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Engelsman
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  1. 1.Het Nederlands KankeninstituutAntoni van LeeuwenhoekhuisAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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