HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada

Boston-March 30, 2005 Today, a new clinical trial evaluating a novel approach to breast cancer prevention launched in the United States and Canada. Called the ExCel research study, this is the first North American clinical trial to evaluate the role of an aromatase inhibitor in the prevention of breast cancer.

Coordinated by the National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group (NCIC CTG), the ExCel research study will examine the potential benefit of exemestane and its ability to prevent breast cancer in women who are at increased risk for the disease. Exemestane part of a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors suppresses estrogen production, a key component in the development of some types of breast cancer. Exemestane could provide women with an alternative option to tamoxifen, the only drug FDA approved for prevention of breast cancer.

"Breast cancer is a major public health issue every 30 seconds somewhere in the world a woman is diagnosed with this disease," says Dr. Paul Goss, the ExCel research study chair.

"Thousands of women have already beat breast cancer thanks to recent research on aromatase inhibitors. As a result, we think this could be an effective approach to preventing it from developing in the first place."

The ExCel research study will follow more than 4,500 postmenopausal women from the U.S., Canada and Spain over a five year period. To be eligible, women must be 35 years of age or older and have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Risk factors can include a woman's age, her family history of breast cancer, her age at first menstrual period and her age at first live birth.

Initial results of the trial could be available within four years and study investigators hope to see as much as a two-thirds reduction in the incidence of breast cancer among women in the treatment group.

Aromatase inhibitors are currently being used to treat breast cancer in wo
'"/>

Contact: Samantha Kaplan
samantha.kaplan@edelman.com
312-297-7439
Edelman Public Relations
30-Mar-2005


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. National Academies advisory: May 2 Symposium on International Science Policy
2. Awards & fellowships at the International & American Association for Dental Research General Session
3. Lectures, keynoters, symposia highlight International Dental Research meeting
4. Advances in Uterine Leiomyoma Research: 2nd NIH International Congress
5. International gathering of experts to share retinoblastoma breakthroughs
6. International trial of two microbicides begins
7. International gathering at UH examines top computer code
8. International trial finds benefits of breast MRI in women at high risk
9. International study provides culture-by-culture clues to family violence and abuse
10. St. Jude scientist wins International Society of Experimental Hematology award
11. International MRC trial finds a routine treatment for head injury may do more harm than good

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/31/2020)... ... 31, 2020 , ... Dentists Drs. Tye Thompson, Jordon Green, ... Midland for groundbreaking laser dentistry treatment whether or not they have ... experience the many advantages of laser dentistry including less invasive treatment, fewer visits, ...
(Date:7/22/2020)... CHICAGO (PRWEB) , ... July 22, 2020 , ... As part of August’s Children’s Eye ... Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) has released an ... Current National Issues 2nd Edition . The goal of the report is , ...
(Date:7/22/2020)... , ... July 22, 2020 , ... ... the launch of its new Data Curation as a Service (DCaaS) solution for ... modules focus on specific clinical data curation parameters and are custom tailored to ...
(Date:7/18/2020)... ... July 17, 2020 , ... With government legislation stating that hospitality and retail ... wear either a mask or visor, there has been a drastic increase in demand ... has led to a spike in single-use plastic products being produced. , Due ...
(Date:7/18/2020)... ... July 18, 2020 , ... When the federal government extended ... opportunity for small and some bigger businesses to obtain a PPP loan. But the ... the “GIG Economy” do not realize they are eligible. , While 4.9 million ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/31/2020)... ST. CHARLES, Mo. (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2020 , ... ... provide one of the nation’s largest urgent care clinic operators the licensing of their ... welcome AFC to the Member Care Solutions client family. Our software is the perfect ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... Minn. (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2020 , ... In ... III, MD, the vast majority voted for a refreshed Minnesota Twins “Minnie and Paul” ... done by Ray Barton, circa 1960. That was well before the civil rights movement ...
(Date:7/22/2020)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... July 22, 2020 , ... Local ... to announce the launch of their new pet food and supplies company – Pet ... batches with fresh, natural ingredients, enriched with vitamins and minerals for a complete and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: