New Breast Cancer Drug

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New Breast Cancer Drug

A new breast cancer drug shows early signs of being better than the best currently available breast cancer treatment at helping postmenopausal women with early-stage disease live longer after having surgery to remove their tumors. Women who have taken a newer type of drug called anastrozole, brand name Arimidex, were more likely to be alive and disease-free three years after surgery than women who took what is now considered the "gold standard" in breast cancer prevention, tamoxifen.

   

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