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Health.com: 9 Big Breast Cancer Breakthroughs for 2013

New Option for At-Risk Women

Earlier this year, the American Society of Clinical Oncology recommended that doctors discuss the use of exemestane—a drug currently used only for breast cancer patients—with healthy postmenopausal women at increased risk of the disease (say, due to a family history) after a clinical trial showed it reduces the risk of ER-positive breast cancer by up to 73 percent compared with a placebo. Translation: Like tamoxifen and another breast cancer drug called raloxifene, exemestane could help fend off cancer in women who are more likely to get the disease.

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