Prediction of hot flushes in women taking tamoxifen for breast cancer prevention

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Published: 5 Oct 2020
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Michael Hale - Queen Mary University, London, UK

Michael Hale speaks to ecancer about the study presented at EBCC-12 that investigates the association of genetic variations for prediction of hot flushes in women taking tamoxifen for breast cancer prevention.

In this interview he first speaks about the aims and objectives of this study and then goes on to explain how tamoxifen and genetic variations can cause hot flushes in women. Michael talks about how women take tamoxifen for prevention of breast cancer and why it is important to investigate the side effects of this drug.

He further goes on to explain the results of this study and concludes with highlighting how the results from this study can be used by doctors and patients alike to decide whether taking tamoxifen is the best course of action for preventative therapy.