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December 11, 2012 • Volume 9 / Number 24


Ten Years of Tamoxifen Leads to Fewer Breast Cancer Recurrences, Improves Survival SABCS

Photo of people attending the 2012 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (Photo by Todd Buchanan ©2012)

For some women with breast cancer, taking tamoxifen for 10 years after primary treatment (adjuvant therapy) leads to a greater reduction in breast cancer recurrences and deaths than taking the drug for only 5 years, according to the results of a large international clinical trial.

The findings from the ATLAS trial—presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) and published in The Lancet on December 5—are likely to change clinical practice, several researchers said. Read more >>


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  • FDA Update

    • Abiraterone Approval Extended to Treat Late-Stage Prostate Cancer
    • Cabozantinib Approved to Treat Rare Type of Thyroid Cancer
  • Notes

    • New National Cancer Advisory Board Members Named
    • NCI Recognizes 12 Clinical Investigators with Leadership Awards
    • National Cancer Advisory Board Discusses NCI Funding Patterns, Program Updates
    • NCI FY2013 Budget Proposal Published Online
    • NCI E-Books Available on Mobile Website
    • Annual Report on NCI Disparities Research Released

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