In 1985 a second randomisation was initiated for women in the treatment arm of the Scottish Tamoxifen Trial either to stop tamoxifen at 5 years or to continue indefinitely. A preliminary analysis of outcome in 342 patients at a median follow-up of 6 years suggests that a worthwhile gain in disease control from continuing adjuvant tamoxifen beyond 5 years is unlikely. [Hazard ratio for events (relapse or death without relapse) is 1.27, 95% CI = 0.87 - 1.85.] There is a suggestion that therapy for longer than 5 years may increase the risk of endometrial carcinoma (P = 0.064).
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||British Journal of Cancer|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
- breast cancer
- long-term tamoxifen
- randomised trial