An overview on current Strategies in Breast Cancer Therapy

Sudhakar, GK and Pai, Vasudev and Pai, Arvind (2013) An overview on current Strategies in Breast Cancer Therapy. Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics, 5 (6). pp. 353-355. ISSN 0975-4407

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Abstract

Breast cancer is the most common forms of female cancers. External factors like obesity, late pregnancies or no pregnancies, use of tobacco and alcohol have increased the risk of cancer in women. Targeted therapy is new type of cancer treatment that uses drugs precisely and attaches cancer cells with minimum damage to normal cells. It is multimodality cancer treatment regimens that include chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy. It hasm limited toxicity and target cancer cells which carry specific receptors (estrogen receptor). Third generation Aromatase Inhibitors (AIs) like Exemestane are emerging as potential therapeutic agents for breast cancer.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Radiation therapy; Monoclonal antibody; Selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERM); Estrogen receptor down regulator (ERD); Aromatase Inhibitors(AIs).
Subjects: Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmacognosy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2013 04:09
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2013 04:09
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/138137

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