Journal article

The effect of danazol on tumour control and weight loss in patients on tamoxifen therapy for advanced breast cancer: a randomised double-blind placebo controlled trial.

JF Bishop, JG Smith, PN Jeal, R Murray, RM Drummond, P Pitt, IN Olver, AK Bhowal

Eur J Cancer | Published : 1993


To assess the effect of danazol in advanced breast cancer 183 patients were randomised to receive either tamoxifen plus danazol or tamoxifen plus placebo. Patients underwent systemic work-up pretreatment then every 12 weeks or sooner if they clinically progressed. There were no differences in objective response rates with tamoxifen plus danazol vs. tamoxifen plus placebo (27% vs. 24%), time to progression (median 6.4 vs. 6.2 months) or survival (median 22.6 vs. 23.5 months) when the two arms were compared (all P > 0.5). The addition of danazol to tamoxifen had no effect on time to progression when adjusted for significant prognostic factors in a multivariate analysis. However, it was found i..

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