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Prevention: Chemoprevention (Primary Prevention of Breast Cancer)

  • BBSG – Brazilian Breast Study Group
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Abstract

In 1976, Sporn defined chemoprevention as the use of natural or pharmacological agents that inhibit the development of invasive breast carcinoma by blocking changes in DNA that would initiate carcinogenesis or by preventing and reversing the progression of already present precursor lesions. Proven and well-established methods block estrogenic action in the breast through the use of SERMs (Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators) or aromatase inhibitors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • BBSG – Brazilian Breast Study Group
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  1. 1.BBSGSao PauloBrazil

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