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For hormone-responsive breast cancer

  • Approximately 60% of breast cancers amongst pre-menopausal women are oestrogen-receptor-positive12 and a proportion of these patients may benefit from gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist therapy
  • This approach works by blocking the production of gonadotropins in the pituitary gland which in turn blocks the release of oestrogen (and progesterone) from the ovaries1214
  • With blocked or reduced oestrogen, the oestrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer is inhibited from growing1214

 

  • Prostap 3 DCS is the only three-monthly GnRH agonist preparation licensed for pre- and perimenopausal oestrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer patients3
  • In the early breast cancer setting, GnRH agonist therapy is recommended for up to 5 years in combination with either tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor, therefore the convenience of three-monthly administration may make a real difference to the lives of patients3

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    References

    1. Takeda UK Ltd. Data on file, UK/PRS/2002/0004.
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    3. Prostap 3 DCS. Summary of Product Characteristics. Available at: www.medicines.org.uk
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    10. PharmaTimes online. Takeda launces new presentation of Prostap, 2011. Available at: http://www.pharmatimes.com/news/takeda_launches_new_presentation_of_prostap_980760 (last accessed June 2021).
    11. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2014) Prostate cancer: diagnosis and management. NICE guideline (CG175).
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