Tamoxifen and Combination Chemotherapy as Adjuvant Treatment in Postmenopausal Women with Breast Cancer
The general acceptance of breast cancer as a systemic disorder with lymph node metastases as an indicator of poor prognosis has stimulated the search for effective means to control micrometastases. While the early trials on prolonged adjuvant chemotherapy significantly delayed the onset of relapse in premenopausal women, breast cancer in the postmenopausal group of patients was apparently less affected [1, 2]. In postmenopausal women tamoxifen has proved to be of value in the palliative treatment of advanced breast cancer and has usually few and mild side effects. Several groups of investigators have therefore included tamoxifen in the adjuvant treatment of breast cancer, either alone or in combination with cytotoxic chemotherapy; for a review consult Mouridsen and Palshof .
KeywordsBreast Cancer Postmenopausal Woman Combination Chemotherapy Cytotoxic Chemotherapy Radiotherapy Group
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