Combined tamoxifen and luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonist versus LHRH agonist alone in premenopausal advanced breast cancer: a meta-analysis of four randomized trials.
JG Klijn, RW Blamey, F Boccardo, T Tominaga, L Duchateau, R Sylvester, undefined Combined Hormone Agents Trialists' Group and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer
J Clin Oncol | Published : 2001
PURPOSE: The logic behind the application of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonists in combination with tamoxifen in premenopausal women is that LHRH agonists on the one hand suppress the tamoxifen-induced stimulation of the pituitary-ovarian function and, on the other hand, seem as effective as surgical castration. This meta-analysis combines all randomized evidence to compare the combined treatment with LHRH agonist alone with respect to overall survival, progression-free survival, and objective response in premenopausal women with advanced breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Four clinical trials randomizing a total of 506 premenopausal women with advanced breast cancer to ..View full abstract