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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 142-145

Practical consensus recommendations on duration of adjuvant hormonal therapy in breast cancer

1 Department of Medical Oncology, Tata Memorial Center, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Medical Oncology, Mahaveer Cancer Sansthan, Patna, Bihar, India
3 Department of Medical Oncology, Hope Clinic, New Delhi, India
4 Department of Medical Oncology, KMIO, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
5 Department of Medical Oncology, Max Hospital, New Delhi, India
6 Department of Medical Oncology, Jolly Grant Himalayan Institute, Dehradoon, Uttarakhand, India
7 Department of Medical Oncology, Bombay Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
8 Department of Medical Oncology, Action Balajee Cancer Hospital, New Delhi, India
9 Department of Surgical Oncology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
10 Department of Oncology, Shalby Cancer and Research Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
11 Department of Medical Oncology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Amish Vora
Department of Medical Oncology, Hope Clinic, New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sajc.sajc_122_18

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Optimization of adjuvant systemic therapy in women with early-stage hormone receptor-positive breast cancer includes the consideration of chemotherapy and duration of hormone therapy. Adjuvant hormonal therapy significantly improves long-term survival of breast cancer patients with hormone receptor-positive disease. Despite the proven clinical efficacy of tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors, many breast cancer survivors either fail to take the correct dosage at the prescribed frequency (adherence) or discontinue therapy (persistence). Expert oncologist discussed on the duration of adjuvant hormonal therapy for improvement of OS and quality of life of breast cancer patients by providing reduction in recurrence and mortality. This expert group used data from published literature, practical experience and opinion of a large group of academic oncologists to arrive at this practical consensus recommendations for the benefit of community oncologists.

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