Care Consideration: Hormone Blockers

ICARE Social Media Post December 2023

Tamoxifen and Breast Cancer Risk in BRCA Mutations

In a recent study among female BRCA1/2 carriers, including ICARE participants, researchers explored the impact of using tamoxifen and/or raloxifene on breast cancer risk. 👩‍🔬 After almost 7 years of follow-up, only 10.9% of those in the tamoxifen/raloxifene group were diagnosed with breast cancer, compared to 14.3% of those in the non-user group. These findings …

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ICARE Newsletter Fall 2023

Tamoxifen and Breast Cancer Risk in Women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutation

In a study of female BRCA carriers, including ICARE participants, those that used tamoxifen and/or raloxifenewere compared to those that did not. After an average follow-up time of almost 7 years, 10.9% of those in the tamoxifen/raloxifene group were diagnosed with breast cancer, compared to 14.3% in the group that did not use thesedrugs. This …

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ICARE Newsletter Fall 2022 

  BRCA1/2 Cancer Risk Updates

During preventive surgery to remove the ovaries and fallopian tubes (called a risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy orRRSO), a new study found that the detection of tubal intraepithelial carcinoma predicts the risk of later peritonealcancer.1 These findings show the importance of timely RRSO and the need to do a careful pathology exam of the ovaries and fallopian tubes …

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ICARE Newsletter Fall 2022 

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines Updates 

Check out the full NCCN guidelines by creating a FREE account at www.nccn.org Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic – Released September 7th, 2022› Testing eligibility based on personal history of any type of breast cancer in females was updated from age ≤45 to ≤50 making more females with breast cancer eligible for testing …

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ICARE Social Media Post February 2020

Medication Use for Risk Reduction

Based on studies that show benefits of estrogen and androgen blockers in reducing breast cancer risk in high-risk women, the United States Preventative Service Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians offer risk-reducing medications to women at increased risk for breast cancer; however, they recommend against routine use of these medications in average-risk women. Hormone receptor …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2016

What Are the Endometrial Cancer Risks Among BRCA Carriers?

Although BRCA mutations confer increased risk for ovarian, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancer, there have been limited and conflicting risks reported for endometrial cancer. Consequently, current practice guidelines only recommend the removal of the fallopian tubes and ovaries as a risk-reducing option for BRCA carriers.1 Specifically, through a prospective study of 4500 women with …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2015

Ask the Expert

The following question was addressed to Dr. Steven Narod who is a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Breast Cancer and a senior scientist at Women’s College Research Institute in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Narod is a world-leader in the field of breast and ovarian cancer genetics. Over the course of his career, he has profoundly shaped …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2014

Tamoxifen May Reduce Contralateral Breast Cancer Risk in BRCA Carriers

There have been suggestions that Tamoxifen may reduce risks for contralateral breast cancer (i.e., breast cancer in the other breast) in BRCA carriers if taken after the initial breast cancer diagnosis, based mainly on retrospective studies. Only one prospective study has looked at this question, and showed that Tamoxifen may be useful in BRCA2, but …

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