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 raloxifene
were 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 these
drugs. This study suggests that chemoprevention through use of tamoxifen and/or raloxifene may work to reduce risks for
breast cancer in BRCA carriers, but more studies with longer follow-up are necessary.

Kotsopoulos, et al. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2023;201(2):257-264. PMID: 37432545

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