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Redefining tamoxifen for breast cancer

1st - 5th Apr 2017

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Published: 11.04.17
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Gokul Das - Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, USA

Dr Das speaks with ecancer at AACR 2017 about the effect of tamoxifen before surgery on the genome of breast cancer cells.

He reports that binding of oestrogen receptors deactivates p53, a tumour suppressor gene, based on sequencing after four weeks of tamoxifen therapy.

Dr Das describes these findings pointing towards p53 activation as a predictor of tamoxifen response, with further trials to confirm utility in stratifying patients with triple negative breast cancer.

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