Adjuvant treatment with tamoxifen

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7055.493c (Published 24 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:493

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  1. R D Bulbrook, Former head
  1. clinical endocrinology laboratory, Imperial Cancer Research Fund Clachan, Dunlichity, Inverness IV1 2AN

    EDITOR,—Michael Baum and Jack Cuzick1 object to my comments about a clinical announcement by the National Cancer Institute that a trial comparing five years of adjuvant treatment with tamoxifen for breast cancer with a longer period of such treatment has been stopped.2 They say that the announcement is a “dubious and previously discredited process” (why?) and is based on unpublished data. Table 1 gives the data, which are available under the American Freedom of Information Act.

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    Data available from trial comparing short …

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