Tamoxifen gel stops cancer cell growth, and causes fewer side effects

July 16, 2014 2:35 PM

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Tamoxifen gel stops cancer cell growth, and causes fewer side effects

Applying a gel-based form of a popular breast cancer drug may help prevent cancer relapse in some patients, a new research shows.

A hormone drug tamoxifen is used to prevent as well as treat both invasive and non-invasive breast cancers. As it binds to estrogen receptors, the hormone blocks their actions so that cells, including cancer cells, stop dividing and die. Women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) are asked to take t...

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