Fulvestrant Improves Survival Over Anastrozole for Patients with Advanced Breast Cancer
According to a phase II trial presented at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, patients with advanced, hormone receptor-positive breast cancer who had not been already been treated for advanced disease lived longer after taking fluvestrant than those treated with anastrozole. Patients treated with fluvestrant were “30% less likely to die of their disease compared with those who took anastrozole.” The side effects for the treatments were similar. A phase III study is currently underway to further compare the outcomes of the two treatments. Read more here.
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