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Pros and cons of aminoglutethimide for advanced postmenopausal breast cancer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6518295     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a phase II clinical trial, 38 postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer were treated with aminoglutethimide and replacement hydrocortisone. All women had previously received up to 4 modalities of endocrine therapy. Seventeen patients had also been treated with cytostatic drugs. Twenty-five percent of the 29 evaluable patients experienced objective tumor regression, lasting from 11 to more than 18 months. In 29% the disease was stabilized for 3 to more than 15 months. Toxicity was significant, necessitating drug withdrawal in 3 patients. One patient died within 3 weeks of therapy from multiple perforated gastric ulcers. Two patients developed herpes zoster within 4 weeks of treatment. Many side effects were minor and transient. However, treatment resulted in overt primary hypothyroidism in 25% of the evaluable patients and in a strongly increased need of acenocoumarin in all 3 patients on anticoagulant therapy.
P F Bruning; J G Bonfrèr; E Engelsman; E Hamersma-vd Linden; M de Jong-Bakker; W Nooyen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Breast cancer research and treatment     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0167-6806     ISO Abbreviation:  Breast Cancer Res. Treat.     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-03-07     Completed Date:  1985-03-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8111104     Medline TA:  Breast Cancer Res Treat     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  289-95     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aminoglutethimide / adverse effects*,  therapeutic use*
Breast Neoplasms / drug therapy*
Hydrocortisone / therapeutic use
Middle Aged
Thyrotropin / blood
Reg. No./Substance:
125-84-8/Aminoglutethimide; 50-23-7/Hydrocortisone; 9002-71-5/Thyrotropin

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