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Breast Cancer Research and Treatment

, Volume 171, Issue 1, pp 245–246 | Cite as

Treatment-induced early menopause and the protective role of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists during chemotherapy

  • Francesca Poggio
  • Benedetta Conte
  • Matteo Lambertini
Letter to the Editor
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Notes

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Conflict of interest

Matteo Lambertini acknowledges the support from the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) for a Translational Research Fellowship at Institut Jules Bordet, Brussels, Belgium, and he served as a consultant for Teva outside the submitted work. The other authors declare no conflict of interest in relation to this article.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical Oncology, Institut Jules BordetUniversité Libre de Bruxelles (U.L.B.)BrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Medical Oncology, Oncologia Medica 2Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, University of GenovaGenovaItaly
  3. 3.Breast Cancer Translational Research Laboratory, Institute Jules BordetUniversité Libre de Bruxelles (U.L.B.)BrusselsBelgium

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