Estrogen receptor determination predicts response to tamoxifen therapy

J. C. Allegra, Marc E Lippman

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Estrogen receptors (ER) are found in approximately 50% of breast tumor specimens obtained from metastases. The presence of significant ER concentrations in a tumor specimen is associated with a response rate of about 60% to endocrine therapy, while its absence greatly decreases the likelihood of response to endocrine therapy. The present study provides a preliminary analysis of response rate to tamoxifen therapy as a function of ER status.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Results in Cancer Research
Number of pages4
VolumeVol 71
StatePublished - Dec 1 1980
Externally publishedYes


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Allegra, J. C., & Lippman, M. E. (1980). Estrogen receptor determination predicts response to tamoxifen therapy. In Recent Results in Cancer Research (Vol. Vol 71, pp. 16-19)