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Giving prostate cancer drug earlier extends lives of men whose disease has spread

Offering abiraterone (Zytiga) up-front with standard hormone treatment extends survival in men whose prostate cancer has spread.

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Adding abiraterone to standard treatment improves prostate cancer survival by 40 per cent

Adding abiraterone to hormone therapy at the start of treatment for prostate cancer improves survival by 37 per cent.

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Hormone drug and radiotherapy ‘could extend lives’ of prostate cancer patients after surgery

Men with a high risk of prostate cancer recurrence could live longer if hormone treatment is given alongside radiotherapy after surgery.

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Naturally occurring symptoms may be mistaken for tamoxifen side-effects

Women taking tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer were less likely to continue taking the drug if they suffered nausea and vomiting, according to new data.

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Staying on oestrogen-blocking drugs for five extra years ‘prevents more breast cancers returning’

Women with the most common type of breast cancer could benefit from staying on key drugs for a decade, research suggests.

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Prostate cancer drug approved for routine use before chemotherapy

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved the drug abiraterone for use before chemotherapy for prostate cancer

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NICE publishes new guidance for women at high risk of breast cancer

Almost half a million healthy women at high risk of breast cancer can now be offered drugs that can cut their chances of developing the disease.

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Study confirms long term benefits of tamoxifen

Taking tamoxifen for 10 rather than five years halves the risk of women dying from the most common kind of breast cancer.

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Oestrogen patches could offer a new treatment option for prostate cancer patients

Patches giving oestrogen through the skin could be an easy and safe alternative to the hormone therapies used to treat prostate cancer.

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Trial reveals 10 years of tamoxifen halves later deaths from commonest kind of cancer

Ten years of tamoxifen treatment can approximately halve the number of deaths from the most common form of breast cancer during the second decade after diagnosis, according to the results of the Cancer Research UK- funded ATLAS trial published in the Lancet today.

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