Episode 20090517

New Frontiers in Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer

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Hormone therapy is a standard treatment for both early-stage and metastatic breast cancer. New studies show that extending the duration of treatment in post-menopausal women beyond the standard five years may reduce cancer recurrence and improve survival.In this video, Dr. Hope Rugo discusses a promising new class of hormone treatments?Aromatase inhibitors?and how they may benefit patients when used either alone or in combination with the widely used breast cancer drug Tamoxifen.Interviewee:Hope S. Rugo, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine; Director, Breast Oncology Clinical Trials Program, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Centermoreless

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