Breast density on mammography can help assess response to tamoxifen and predict survival, finds studyBMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2645 (Published 24 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2645
- Zosia Kmietowicz
Mammograms can be used to show whether a woman who has had breast cancer is responding to treatment with tamoxifen by measuring the density of breast tissue, a study has found.
Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden tested the hypothesis that a reduction in breast density after treatment with tamoxifen signalled a response and would result in improved survival from breast cancer.
They studied 974 postmenopausal women who had taken part in a study …