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Crystal S. Denlinger, Jennifer A. Ligibel, Madhuri Are, K. Scott Baker, Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Debra L. Friedman, Mindy Goldman, Lee Jones, Allison King, Grace H. Ku, Elizabeth Kvale, Terry S. Langbaum, Kristin Leonardi-Warren, Mary S. McCabe, Michelle Melisko, Jose G. Montoya, Kathi Mooney, Mary Ann Morgan, Javid J. Moslehi, Tracey O’Connor, Linda Overholser, Electra D. Paskett, Muhammad Raza, Karen L. Syrjala, Susan G. Urba, Mark T. Wakabayashi, Phyllis Zee, Nicole McMillian, and Deborah Freedman-Cass

breast surgery and 50% in those treated with lung surgery. 1 Arthralgias, characterized by joint pain and stiffness, occur in roughly half of women taking aromatase inhibitors as adjuvant therapy for breast cancer. 15 Pelvic pain often occurs after

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Christopher P. Chung, Carolyn Behrendt, Louise Wong, Sarah Flores, and Joanne E. Mortimer

of 0 to 5, with 0 being “not bothersome” and 5 being “extremely bothersome.” 8 Adjuvant endocrine trials of aromatase inhibitors compared with tamoxifen have not reported an increase in bladder symptoms. 9 , 10 The Mind-Body Study reported more

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Cindy Railton, Sasha Lupichuk, Jennifer McCormick, Lihong Zhong, Jenny Jaeeun Ko, Barbara Walley, Anil A. Joy, and Janine Giese-Davis

to aromatase inhibitors (AIs). Analysis To summarize demographic, chart review, pharmacy, and interview data, we used descriptive statistics, SAS 9.3, and 2-tailed tests. Using chi-square and Fisher exact tests, we compared PCP versus cancer

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Therese B. Bevers

aromatase inhibitors (AIs) exemestane and anastrozole have shown even greater breast cancer risk reduction for women at increased risk of developing the disease. 5 , 6 However, the trials were small and these agents are not currently FDA-approved for this

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Scott Ramsey and Veena Shankaran

: 36 – 46 . 23 Sedjo RL Devine S . Predictors of non-adherence to aromatase inhibitors among commercially insured women with breast cancer . Breast Cancer Res Treat 2011 ; 125 : 191 – 200 . 24 Kelley RK Venook AP

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Julia C. Shih and Anthony J. Olszanski

. 6 Within cancer care, the earliest reports of nonadherence rates were documented in breast cancer with endocrine therapies, ranging from 12% to 59% with tamoxifen and 9% to 50% with aromatase inhibitors. 7 In a systematic review by Greer et al, 1

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Somasundaram Subramaniam, Jason A. Zell, and Pamela L. Kunz

improving progression-free survival in patients with hormone receptor-positive advanced breast cancer previously treated with nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitors. Common side effects of everolimus include stomatitis, rash, diarrhea, fatigue, and upper

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Azeez Farooki

with various cancer therapies, including aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy in postmenopausal women and AI therapy and gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists in pre-menopausal women with breast cancer, bone marrow transplantation in patients with

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Presenter: William J. Gradishar

cells become resistant to antiestrogen therapy. With knowledge of these pathways, these targets became druggable, he said. Figure 2. Examples of hormonal therapies for ER+ breast cancer: evidence of recent acceleration. Abbreviations: AI, aromatase

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Adam L. Cohen and John H. Ward

with breast cancer stop taking it early. 15 – 17 Therefore, an individualized approach to balancing the benefits and risks of tamoxifen is appropriate. Risk Reduction With Other Drugs Both aromatase inhibitors and human epidermal growth factor