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Author Plowman, P. N. ♦ Nicholson, R. I. ♦ Walker, K. J.
Source PubMed Central
Content type Text
File Format PDF
Language English
Difficulty Level Medium
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Abstract Ten previously untreated postmenopausal women with metastatic breast cancer, none of whom had received prior systemic therapy, were treated with the luteinising hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) analogue D-Ser(But)6, Azgly10-LHRH (ICI 118630). Two obtained an objective partial remission, one in bone metastases and one in lung metastases. One patient proved unassessable. Amongst the seven failures, incomplete pituitary gonadotrophin suppression over the relatively short treatment period with the daily injections was noted. The seven patients failing ICI 118630 received tamoxifen and two with high tumour oestrogen receptor values responded. LHRH analogues may provide a novel endocrine therapy for postmenopausal breast cancer although more data are needed. In this study, the monthly depot injection proved superior to daily injections with regard to gonadotrophin suppression, although it is not clear that this provides the mechanism of action.
ISSN 15321827
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Interactivity Type Expositive
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1986-12-01
e-ISSN 15321827
Journal British Journal of Cancer
Volume Number 54
Issue Number 6
Starting Page 903

Source: PubMed Central