Journal of Cancer Education

, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 493–496

A Teaching Model for Aromatase Inhibitors After Tamoxifen

  • Theresa Trotter
  • Marc Webster
  • Cindy Railton
  • A. H. G. Paterson
  • Tyrone Donnon


Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women. The present study evaluated the family physicians' (FPs) understanding of adjuvant hormonal therapies for an early breast cancer. FPs were invited to attend teaching workshops on this topic, which utilized a pretest, didactic and interactive teaching, and posttest format. FPs (n = 23) showed an improvement (p < 0.001) in pretest to posttest score. It is clear that, with a targeted teaching, FPs can quickly become more knowledgeable on the topic of hormonal therapies in breast cancer, with the potential of applying this information in their own practice.


Tamoxifen Physician Aromatase inhibitors Teaching model Letrozole 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Theresa Trotter
    • 1
    • 4
  • Marc Webster
    • 2
  • Cindy Railton
    • 2
  • A. H. G. Paterson
    • 2
  • Tyrone Donnon
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Radiation Oncology, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Department of Medical Oncology, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  3. 3.Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  4. 4.Tom Baker Cancer CenterCalgaryCanada

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