Key PointsQuestionWhat is the long-term survival associated with tamoxifen therapy for postmenopausal patients with luminal A or luminal B subtype tumors? FindingsThis secondary analysis of the Stockholm Tamoxifen (STO-3) trial of 462 postmenopausal patients with lymph node-negative breast cancer found that patients with luminal A or luminal B tumor subtypes had a long-term risk of distant metastatic breast cancer and benefited from tamoxifen therapy for 15 years and 5 years after diagnosis, respectively. MeaningPatients with luminal A tumor subtype appeared to have a long-term benefit from tamoxifen therapy, and patients with luminal B subtype appeared to have an early benefit from therapy, when the risk of distant metastatic disease was high.
JAMA Oncology – American Medical Association
Published: Sep 8, 2019