Journal article

Circumvention of tamoxifen resistance by the pure anti-estrogen ICI 182,780.

XF Hu, M Veroni, M De Luise, A Wakeling, R Sutherland, CK Watts, JR Zalcberg

Int J Cancer | Published : 1993


Both primary and acquired resistance to the growth-inhibitory effects of anti-estrogens (e.g., tamoxifen) limits the clinical usefulness of these drugs in the treatment of breast cancer. The new, steroidal anti-estrogen ICI 182,780 was tested for its ability to inhibit the proliferation of a tamoxifen-resistant variant of the parental MCF-7 human breast-cancer cell line. Two cell lines cloned from the MCF-7 line were used for these experiments: a tamoxifen-sensitive line, MCF 5-21, and a tamoxifen-resistant line, MCF 5-23. Compared with tamoxifen, ICI 182,780 appeared to be 150 and 1540 times more effective in inhibiting cell growth in the 5-21 and 5-23 sub-lines respectively. ICI 182,780 co..

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