Letrozole in Treating Postmenopausal Women Who Have Received Hormone Therapy for Hormone Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer
Estrogen can cause the growth of breast cancer cells. Hormone therapy using letrozole may fight breast cancer by lowering the amount of estrogen the body makes. It is not yet known whether letrozole is more effective than a placebo in treating patients with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. This randomized phase III trial is studying letrozole to see how well it works compared with a placebo in treating postmenopausal women who have received hormone therapy for hormone receptor-positive breast cancer.
This research study is led by Dr. Grace Makari-Judson.
Contact: Ruth Barham, 413-794-3186
August 01, 2006
Cancer - Breast
Baystate Breast and Wellness Center, 100 Wason Avenue, 3rd Floor, Springfield, MA
Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years to 120 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Interventional (Clinical Trial), Randomized