This week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, an international team of researchers reports on the CYP2D6 genotype and its effect on tamoxifen response in postmenopausal women with endocrine-responsive breast cancer. The researchers analyzed the DNA of 4,861 postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer and genotyped it for nine CYP2D6 SNPs.

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