Prevention and Adjuvant Therapy in Breast Cancer

Faithlore P. Gardner, Edith A. Perez

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This chapter presents a series of questions and answers on prevention and adjuvant therapy in breast cancer. It commences with a discourse on best strategies for breast cancer prevention in postmenopausal women, and ends with the optimal adjuvant approach for patients with resected HER2-positive invasive breast cancer. The chapter also discusses on the role of CYP2D6 in the efficacy and tolerability of tamoxifen in the chemoprevention setting, best adjuvant endocrine therapy for patients with hormone-positive invasive breast cancer, and real cardiovascular risk of anthracyclines used for the treatment of breast cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCancer Consult
Subtitle of host publicationExpertise for Clinical Practice
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781118589199
ISBN (Print)9781118589212
StatePublished - Jun 20 2014


  • Adjuvant endocrine therapy
  • Anthracyclines
  • Breast cancer
  • CYP2D6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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