Article: article from journal or magazin.
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Cancer du sein: inhibiteurs de l'aromatase en situation adjuvante, un peu, beaucoup ou pas du tout [Aromatase inhibitors in the adjuvant treatment of postmenopausal patients with early breast cancer: a little, a lot or no way?]
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review
Several large randomized trials showed that tamoxifen alone is no more the standard adjuvant hormonal therapy for menopausal patients. Aromatase inhibitors, given upfront or sequentially after tamoxifen, confirmed their efficacy by improving disease free survival, risk of distant metastasis and overall survival in some situations or subgroups of patients. These drugs are usually well tolerated, but they clearly increase bone mineral density loss as well as the risk of fractures and their long term safety on the cardio-vascular system needs to be followed. Thus, even if the role of the aromatase inhibitors is now evident in the adjuvant therapy of postmenopausal women the benefice/risk ratio should be carefully evaluated for each patient.
Aromatase Inhibitors, Breast Neoplasms, Chemotherapy, Adjuvant, Clinical Trials as Topic, Female, Humans, Postmenopause
Last modification date