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November 1998

Tamoxifen vs. Raloxifene: The Battle to Prevent Breast Cancer

The U.S. Government is about to embark on the largest-ever trial to compare two drugs-tamoxifen and raloxifene-to see which one works better to actually prevent breast cancer.

"This will be the single most important legacy of the Clinton Administration," said Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala. "It will be the largest clinical trial ever into breast cancer."
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Breast Cancer Receives Accreditation for Pioneering Breast Biopsy Techniques

The Johns Hopkins Breast Center has become the only facility in Maryland to receive American College of Radiology Accreditation for a pioneering procedure called ultrasound guided breast biopsy. It is also only one of five to be accredited for stereotactic breast biopsy.

Both of these procedures avoid surgery to determine if a lump is cancerous. This means women can now have more accurate biopsies, in far less time, at much lower cost, and with little or no adverse implications for follow-up care.
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Research Review

New Guidelines for Breast Cancer Treatment

Age and Type of Breast Surgery Influence Distress

Recurrence After Breast-Conserving Surgery

Designing "Better-Fitting" Cancer Drugs

Complementary Approaches

Herbal Medicine "Cocktail"

The Many Benefits of Tea


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