Randomized trial of tamoxifen versus aminoglutethimide and versus combined tamoxifen and aminoglutethimide in advanced postmenopausal breast cancer

Oncology. 1988;45(5):350-3. doi: 10.1159/000226639.

Abstract

In a randomized trial, 105 postmenopausal women with advanced carcinoma of the breast received tamoxifen or aminoglutethimide or combined tamoxifen and aminoglutethimide. No differences were found in the rate of responses and duration of responses between the treatment groups. Toxicity was significantly greater (p less than 0.01) in patients who received aminoglutethimide.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aminoglutethimide / administration & dosage
  • Aminoglutethimide / adverse effects
  • Aminoglutethimide / therapeutic use*
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use*
  • Breast Neoplasms / drug therapy*
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Menopause
  • Middle Aged
  • Random Allocation
  • Tamoxifen / administration & dosage
  • Tamoxifen / adverse effects
  • Tamoxifen / therapeutic use*

Substances

  • Tamoxifen
  • Aminoglutethimide