The Evaluation of the Efficacy and Tolerability of FASLODEX (Fulvestrant) and AROMASIN (Exemestane) in Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Women With Advanced Breast Cancer (EFECT)
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The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of Faslodex (fulvestrant) to Aromasin (exemestane) in hormone receptor positive postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer. Patients will be treated until disease progression or until the investigator has determined that treatment is not in the best interest of the patient, whichever occurs first.
Condition or disease
Locally Advanced Breast CancerMetastatic Breast Cancer
Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
A Randomized, Double Blind, Multicenter Study to Compare the Efficacy and Tolerability of Fulvestrant (FASLODEX™) vs. Exemestane (AROMASIN™) in Postmenopausal Women With Hormone Receptor Positive Advanced Breast Cancer With Disease Progression After Prior Non-Steroidal Aromatase Inhibitor (AI) Therapy
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Ages Eligible for Study:
32 Years to 91 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Biopsy confirmation of Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer has continued to grow after having received treatment with an aromatase inhibitor
Postmenopausal women defined as a women who has stopped having menstrual periods
Evidence of hormone sensitivity
Written informed consent to participate in the trial
Previous treatment with Faslodex (fulvestrant) or Aromasin (exemestane)
Any hormonal therapy used to modify the course of an additional medical condition after prior treatment with a non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor
Treatment with an investigational or non-approved drug within one month
An existing serious disease, illness, or condition that will prevent participation or compliance with study procedures
A history of allergies to any active or inactive ingredients of Faslodex or Exemestane (i.e. castor oil or Mannitol)