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Gene mutation increases thromboembolism risk in women taking tamoxifen

16 June 2010

Women taking tamoxifen for early-stage breast cancer who developed blood clots were more likely to carry a gene mutation for clotting than women taking tamoxifen who did not develop a clot, according to an online study published on 16 June in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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Published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Advance Access, 16 June 2010.

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