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American researchers have found that a gene mutation in some women may reduce the effectiveness of a common breast cancer drug – tamoxifen. The mutation’s prevalence is believed to be approximately 40%. Furthermore, certain commonly prescribed antidepressants may also reduce tamoxifen’s effectiveness.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Medical News Today
About: Antidepressants and gene mutations may reduce breast cancer drug’s effectiveness
Date: 6 June 2004
Source: Medical News Today
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