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, 44 (2), 142-8

[Megestrol Acetate as Hormone Therapy in Oncology]

[Article in Russian]
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[Megestrol Acetate as Hormone Therapy in Oncology]

[Article in Russian]
L M Berstein. Vopr Onkol.

Abstract

The structure, properties and therapeutic effect of a synthesized progestin--megestrol acetate (Megace) are discussed. It is most useful in the management of local and metastatic tumors of the breast and endometrium as well as anorexia-cachexia syndrome. It is suggested that other applications in hormone therapy and new ways of avoiding untoward side-effects (weight gain) may be found.

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