Update on Breast Cancer Prevention
June 01, 2003
Breast cancer is the most commonmalignancy diagnosed inAmerican women today. Giventhe frequency of the diagnosis, approachesthat reduce breast cancerincidence also have the potential toprovide a major impact on morbidityof the disease and its treatment, costto the individual and to society, andoverall cancer mortality. In their paper,Rastogi and Vogel present a conciseand comprehensive review of thefour prospective randomized clinicaltrials of tamoxifen for chemopreventionof breast cancer, as well as ongoingand future studies examininghormonal alternatives to tamoxifen.