About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Raloxifene Better Than Tamoxifen For Breast Cancer

by Medindia Content Team on April 18, 2006 at 8:29 PM
Font : A-A+

Raloxifene Better Than Tamoxifen For Breast Cancer

Advertisement
The osteoporosis drug Evista is better than Tamoxifen in preventing breast cancer in high risk post-menopausal women, new research has suggested. Researchers said that both drugs reduce the risk of cancer by 50 percent. But the results of a 19,000-woman trial show that Eli Lilly and Co's Evista, known generically as raloxifene has fewer side effects. This fact could prompt clinicians to replace Tamoxifen with Evista in the future.

Raloxifene was found to cause less of blood clots, cataracts and uterine cancer than tamoxifen in the trial. "It is clear that raloxifene is the winner of this trial," said lead researcher Dr. Norman Wolmark, a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh
Advertisement
Medical Center. Tamoxifen is sold as a generic drug and is widely used to prevent breast cancer, but Lilly said it would seek U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to market Evista for this purpose. "Tamoxifen will remain the drug of choice for reducing breast cancer risk in pre-menopausal women," Vogel said. However, Raloxifene was found to cause more pre-cancerous lesions, which has puzzled doctors. "For now it will be very important for women with an increased risk of breast cancer to make an informed decision with the advice of their physician," the group said. "It is also important to note that while both drugs can prevent many breast cancers, neither has been shown to reduce the risk of death due to the disease." Of the 9,745 women in the raloxifene group, 167 developed invasive breast cancer, compared to 163 of 9,726 women in the tamoxifen group.
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
COVID Toes
International Yoga Day 2022 - 'Yoga for Humanity'
Wearable Devices Are Now Transforming Depression, Multiple Sclerosis, and Epilepsy Management.
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Women and Cancer Pagets disease of the breast Mastitis Cancer and Homeopathy Breast Cancer Facts Cancer Facts Cancer Breasts - Structures and Types Breast Lumps Breast Lumps-Screening 

Most Popular on Medindia

Noscaphene (Noscapine) Drug - Food Interactions Selfie Addiction Calculator How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips A-Z Drug Brands in India Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Diaphragmatic Hernia Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Hearing Loss Calculator Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam)

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use