Tamoxifen reduces breast cancer by a third in high risk women

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 21 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:613
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    Tamoxifen reduces the risk of breast cancer by a third over four years in healthy women at high risk of developing the disease, a major international study has shown.

    But the investigators consider that the increased risk of thromboembolism and endometrial cancers from the drug means that longer term follow up is needed before a clear recommendation can be made on its use in primary breast cancer prevention.

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