Tamoxifen Resistance -- And How to Defeat It

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In the last three decades, thousands of women with breast cancer have taken the drug tamoxifen, only to discover that the therapy doesn't work, either because their tumors do not respond to the treatment at all, or because they develop resistance to it over time. Now researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have discovered the molecular basis for tamoxifen resistance and found a potential way to defeat it.

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University of California - San Francisco (2011, November 13). Tamoxifen resistance -- and how to defeat it. ScienceDaily. Retrieved November 15, 2011, from http://www.sciencedaily.comĀ­ /releases/2011/11/111113141409.htm
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