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This Week in NEJM


In NEJM this week, researchers from the US, Europe, and Canada present findings from a study of exemestane for the prevention of breast cancer in post-menopausal women. In a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial of 4,560 women with a median age of 62.5 years, 11 invasive breast cancers were detected in the group randomly assigned to take exemestane, compared to 32 cancers detected in the placebo group, at a median follow-up of 35 months.

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