tamoxifen

Synthetic anti-oestrogen used in chemotherapy of breast carcinoma. Probably has other effects, including inhibition of chloride channel conductance.

Tamoxifen

Highly active anti-oestrogen drug effective for breast cancer.
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Tamoxifen

(Nolvadex, Tamofen) Hormone treatment for breast cancer. Stops breast cancer cells from picking up Oestrogen. Oestrogen can encourage breast cancer to grow.
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Tamoxifen

Most women treated for breast cancer take tamoxifen to prevent the cancer from recurring, but it seems that for the drug to be most effective, timing is key. Until last year, most women with early-stage, estrogen-sensitive breast cancer had surgery followed by chemotherapy and tamoxifen. Tamoxifen blocks estrogen's cancer-promoting effects, but it ...
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tamoxifen

<drug> An antioestrogen drug that may be given to women with oestrogen receptive tumours to block oestrogen from entering the breast tissues. May produce menopause-like symptoms, including hot flashes and vaginal dryness. Currently being used with high risk women in clinical trials to prevent breast cancer and women who have had breast cancer...
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tamoxifen

(tә-mokĀ“sĭ-fәn) a nonsteroidal oral antiestrogen used as the citrate salt in the treatment and prophylaxis of breast cancer.
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tamoxifen

(from the article `breast cancer`) Breast cancer can also be treated through biological therapy, in which chemical inhibitors are used to block the hormones that stimulate growth of ... ...hormones with an antagonizing hormone, the growth of that tissue is inhibited, as is the cancer growing in the area. For example, estrogens are ... ...
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tamoxifen

tamoxifen (tumok'sifen") , synthetic hormone used in the treatment of breast cancer. Introduced in 1978, tamoxifen is used to prevent recurrences of cancer in women who have already undergone surgery to remove their tumors. In 1998, a large study of healthy women at high risk for breast canc...
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tamoxifen

A drug used to treat certain types of breast cancer in women and men. It is also used to prevent breast cancer in women who have had ductal carcinoma in situ (abnormal cells in the ducts of the breast) and in women who are at a high risk of developing breast cancer. Tamoxifen is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. It block...
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Tamoxifen

Tamoxifen is an antagonist of the estrogen receptor in breast tissue via its active metabolite, 4-hydroxytamoxifen. In other tissues such as the endometrium, it behaves as an agonist, and thus may be characterized as a Selective estrogen-receptor modulator. Tamoxifen is the usual endocrine (anti-estrogen) therapy for hormone receptor-positive brea...
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Tamoxifen

A medication that interferes with the activity of the hormone estrogen to prevent it from fueling the growth of breast cancer. Tamoxifen is used to treat women with estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer.
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tamoxifen

the chemotherapy drug of choice for postmenopausal metastatic breast cancer
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Tamoxifen

A drug that is an antagonist of estrogen, which is used for treating breast cancer.
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Tamoxifen

A hormone therapy drug.
Found on http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/breast-cancer-information/glossary
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