18 April 2006

Old Drug Fights Breast Cancer Better

A widely used osteoporosis drug is safer and just as effective reducing invasive breast cancer risk as tamoxifen, the only drug now approved for that use, say long-awaited data released Monday from a trial of nearly 20,000 women.

The drug is called raloxifene and fights breast cancer as well as taxmoxifen with fewer side effects.

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