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What is the cancer drug exemestane?

What is the cancer drug exemestane?

It is an AI: It is in a class of drugs that are called aromatase inhibitors. It is designed to prevent non-ovarian tissues from producing estrogen compound. Its major uses is in hormone receptor positive breast cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Did anyone know much regarding a new prostate cancer drug?

Did anyone know much regarding a new prostate cancer drug?

New Treatments: Here are 3 recent medications used to fight metastatic prostate cancer. 1. Jevtana (cabazitaxel) - intravenous chemotherapy 2. Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) (abiraterone) - oral androgen biosynthesis inhibitor 3. Provenge (sipuleucel-t) - immunotherapy. ...Read more

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Where to find out if a doctor is testing a new cancer drug?

Where to find out if a doctor is testing a new cancer drug?

Clinicaltrials.gov: Clinicaltrials.Gov is a comprehensive database of clinical trials in the United States and around the world. You may also find www.Researchmatch.Org useful, as it is geared specifically to patients. (note: researchmatch is an nih-funded project i learned about at vumc through the work of paul harris - I have no conflict of interest). ...Read more

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Do pharma companies make more money selling generic or trade name cancer drug?

Do pharma companies make more money selling generic or trade name cancer drug?

Trade name: Trade name drugs are sold under a monopoly so the drug companies can recoup their investment in researching and developing a drug. Generic drugs are sold by competing companies once the original patent expires. The competition drives down prices and limits profits. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a cancer drug to get through phase III open label trials, usually?

How long does it take for a cancer drug to get through phase III open label trials, usually?

Years: That is billion dollar question and also equally that expensive to release the drug . Safety and effectiveness is tested in phase iii for fda approval to go for phase IV to public rx may take may take long time, some times years and some times never drug disappears . Public safety is essential, look what happened to thalidamide , a tragedy. ...Read more

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My dr. wants to try me on the cancer drug tamoxifen for infertility. I have never had cancer. Is this healthy?

My dr. wants to try me on the cancer drug tamoxifen for infertility. I have never had cancer. Is this healthy?

Benefit/risk: Tamoxifen is a SEAM (selective estrogen receptor modulator). It inhibits estrogen receptor pathway in breast, but stimulates it in ovary and uterus. It may increase fertility for a time, but reduce later due to constant stimulating. Its stimulating effect can also increase risk of uterine cancer. Other side effects from tamoxifen include thrombosis, stroke, etc, esp at long-term use. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dr. wants to try me on the cancer drug tamoxifen for infertility. I have never had cancer. is this ok?

What do you suggest if my dr. wants to try me on the cancer drug tamoxifen for infertility. I have never had cancer. is this ok?

Yes: Tamoxifen is used to prevent breast cancer where it suppresses estrogen binding, it can act as an estrogenic stimulus on ovarian tissue initiating ovulation induction by a mechanism similar to clomiphene citrate. This drug Clomid is able to bind to estrogen receptors in the hypothalamus. preventing the brain from seeing the negative signal from estrogen This stimulates production of FSH. ...Read more

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Is developing a new cancer drug science or nanotechnology?

Is developing a new cancer drug science or nanotechnology?

Multidisciplinary: Developing a cancer drug is an involved process that need contributions of chemists, biochemists, molecular biologists, doctors, pharmacologists, and more. Nanotechnology has not played a major role, yet. ...Read more

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How good is the cancer drug femara (letrozole)?

How good is the cancer drug femara (letrozole)?

A good drug: It is used to prevent recurrence of breast cancer after surgery. It also is an effective treatment for hormone receptor positive recurrent breast cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Cancer Drug (Definition)

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Lysodren (Definition)

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