The quest for multi-functional medicines : path for progress, the SERM story. Lecture 2

Main Author: Jordan, V. Craig
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London Henry Stewart Talks 2011, 2011
Series:Biomedical & life sciences collection
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Collection: Henry Stewart Talks - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Selected Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs) are a group of medicines that switch on and switch off estrogen target sites around a post-menopausal woman's body. They are anti-estrogenic and block estrogen activated breast cancer growth and increase bone density and lower cholesterol, which are estrogenic properties. Raloxifene is a pioneering SERM used to prevent and treat osteoporosis and is approved in the United States of America to reduce the risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women