FASLODEX® (fulvestrant) Injection for intramuscular administration is an estrogen receptor antagonist without known agonist effects. The chemical name is 7-alpha-[9-(4,4,5,5,5-penta fluoropentylsulphinyl) nonyl]estra-1,3,5-(10)- triene-3,17-beta-diol.
FASLODEX is indicated for the treatment of hormone receptor positive metastatic breast cancer in postmenopausal women with disease progression following antiestrogen therapy.
Media Articles Related to Faslodex (Fulvestrant)
High-fat diets in puberty linked to breast cancer
Source: Health News from Medical News Today [2013.11.29]
Young women approaching puberty could reduce their risk of breast cancer if they avoid high-fat diets, researchers from Michigan State University claim.The research, published in the current online issue of Breast Cancer Research, suggests that eating a diet high in saturated animal fats not only speeds up the development of breast cancer, but also may increase the risk of developing the disease.
Potential cause found for deadly breast cancer relapse
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2013.11.28]
Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine, working with cell lines in a lab, have discovered why some of the most aggressive and fatal breast cancer cells are resistant to chemotherapy, and UNC scientists are developing ways to overcome such resistance.Adriana S.
Combo of plant nutrients kills breast cancer cells
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2013.11.26]
A study led by Madhwa Raj, PhD, Research Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans and its Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, has found that a super cocktail of six natural compounds in vegetables, fruits, spices and plant roots killed 100% of sample breast cancer cells without toxic side effects on normal cells.
Breast cancer risk factors and disease origins linked
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2013.11.23]
Researchers from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth have found that epigenetic changes to DNA are associated with aging in disease-free breast tissues and are further altered in breast tumors. Epigenetic changes describe heritable alterations caused by mechanisms other than by changes in DNA sequence.
Immune system mutations found in breast cancers
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2013.11.21]
Mutations in the genes that defend the body against cancer-related viruses and other infections may play a larger role in breast cancer than previously thought, according to a study at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Published Studies Related to Faslodex (Fulvestrant)
Fulvestrant 250 mg versus anastrozole for Chinese patients with advanced breast cancer: results of a multicentre, double-blind, randomised phase III trial. [2011.01]
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Fulvestrant, an oestrogen receptor (ER) antagonist with no known agonist effects, has shown activity in postmenopausal patients with ER-positive advanced breast cancer recurring or progressing following prior endocrine therapy. This double-blind, double-dummy, randomised phase III study (NCT00327769) was designed to compare the efficacy and safety of fulvestrant versus anastrozole in advanced breast cancer of Chinese postmenopausal women whose disease has progressed following prior endocrine treatment... CONCLUSIONS: These data demonstrate that fulvestrant 250 mg and anastrozole were similarly effective and well tolerated in the treatment of postmenopausal Chinese women with advanced breast cancer whose disease had progressed or recurred on prior endocrine treatment.
Fulvestrant 250 mg versus anastrozole for Chinese patients with advanced breast
cancer: results of a multicentre, double-blind, randomised phase III trial. 
whose disease has progressed following prior endocrine treatment... CONCLUSIONS: These data demonstrate that fulvestrant 250 mg and anastrozole were
Three dose regimens of fulvestrant in postmenopausal Japanese women with advanced breast cancer: results from a double-blind, phase II comparative study (FINDER1). [2010.12]
BACKGROUND: FINDER1 compared efficacy, tolerability and pharmacokinetics (PK) of three fulvestrant dose regimens in postmenopausal Japanese women with estrogen receptor (ER)-positive locally advanced/metastatic breast cancer recurring or progressing after prior endocrine therapy... CONCLUSION: Fulvestrant AD, LD and HD had similar efficacy and tolerability profiles in postmenopausal Japanese women with ER-positive advanced breast cancer.
Results of the CONFIRM phase III trial comparing fulvestrant 250 mg with fulvestrant 500 mg in postmenopausal women with estrogen receptor-positive advanced breast cancer. [2010.10.20]
PURPOSE: We compared fulvestrant 500 mg regimen with the approved dose of fulvestrant 250 mg per month for treatment of postmenopausal women with estrogen receptor-positive advanced breast cancer who experienced progression after prior endocrine therapy... CONCLUSION: Fulvestrant 500 mg was associated with a statistically significant increase in PFS and not associated with increased toxicity, corresponding to a clinically meaningful improvement in benefit versus risk compared with fulvestrant 250 mg.
Results of the CONFIRM phase III trial comparing fulvestrant 250 mg with
fulvestrant 500 mg in postmenopausal women with estrogen receptor-positive
advanced breast cancer. 
endocrine therapy... CONCLUSION: Fulvestrant 500 mg was associated with a statistically significant
Clinical Trials Related to Faslodex (Fulvestrant)
Fulvestrant (FASLODEX™) as a Treatment in Postmenopausal Women With Estrogen Receptor Positive Breast Cancer [Completed]
The purpose of this study is to evaluate fulvestrant in the preliminary stage of breast
cancer treatment and assess the relationship between dose, exposure, degree of reduction in
tumor markers, and efficacy in postmenopausal women with estrogen receptor positive disease.
Comparison of Fulvestrant (FASLODEX™) 250 mg and 500mg in Postmenopausal Women With Oestrogen Receptor Positive Advanced Breast Cancer Progressing or Relapsing After Previous Endocrine Therapy. [Active, not recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of a new dose of 500 mg Fulvestrant
with the standard dose of 250 mg in postmenopausal women with estrogen receptor positive
advanced breast cancer who have failed on a previous endocrine treatment.
Faslodex and Herceptin, Alone and Combined [Recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the the relative anti-tumor efficacy of combined Faslodex and Herceptin therapy as compared with that of Faslodex or Herceptin given alone for first-line treatment in patients with metastatic breast cancer.
The Evaluation of the Efficacy and Tolerability of FASLODEX (Fulvestrant) and AROMASIN (Exemestane) in Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Women With Advanced Breast Cancer [Active, not recruiting]
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.
Randomized Trial of Fulvestrant With or Without Dasatinib in Men and Postmenopausal Women Who Have Hormone Receptor-positive Advanced Breast Cancer Previously Treated With an Aromatase Inhibitor [Recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to find out what effect the combination of fulvestrant
(Faslodex) and dasatinib (Sprycel) has on advanced breast cancer compared to fulvestrant
Reports of Suspected Faslodex (Fulvestrant) Side Effects
Injection Site Pain (21),
Back Pain (17),
Pain in Extremity (15),
Disease Progression (14),
Hot Flush (13), more >>