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Recent studies support the notion that hormonal therapy promotes pre-existing lesions which are generally detected early, run a less sinister course and do not result in an increased mortality rate due to breast cancer when compared with non-users of hormone therapy.
A recent study from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas, examined the outcome of 65,000 older men with localized prostate cancer who received hormonal therapy.
The Oncotype DX assay is being applied in a National Cancer Institute (NCI) study [Trial Assigning Individualized Options for Treatment Rx (TAILORx)] assigning women with lymph node-negative, oestrogen receptor-positive breast cancer to hormonal therapy if the recurrence score is less than 11, to combination chemotherapy and hormonal therapy where the score is greater than 25, and randomly assigning those with a score of 11-25 to either hormonal therapy or chemotherapy plus hormonal therapy.
The clinical data with CB7630 continues to support its potential role as a second line hormonal therapy for patients with advanced prostate cancer who fail first-line hormonal treatment.
The findings suggest the need for more reliable tests to determine tumors' sensitivity in order to assess if a tumor should be treated with hormonal therapy alone or with chemotherapy.
Researchers found that one in three Black women and nearly one in four Latinas didn't get the radiation, chemotherapy and hormonal therapy needed after breast cancer surgery.
All of the patients received hormonal therapy or chemotherapy within 3 months of diagnosis.
Chemotherapy and hormonal therapy, such as tamoxifen, are often given as additional treatments in early breast cancer, to help prevent recurrence, and can improve the five-year survival.
Yet, many elderly TGs are "pre-op"--persons who only underwent hormonal therapy but never had a below-the-waist sex change operation, she said.
If this switch rate is true of the general population, Pitkin and Scott note, then doctors counseling women who have heavy bleeding can point out that half of those who pursue hormonal therapy eventually choose to have a hysterectomy.
Some Western treatments of endometriosis involve hormonal therapy or even surgery.
Women's use of continuous combined hormonal therapy or of sequential treatment was ascertained from pharmacy records of the number and type of pills prescribed.