Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies for Reducing the Risk of Primary Breast Cancer: Guidance for Shared Decision Making

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Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies for Reducing the Risk of Primary Breast Cancer: Guidance for Shared Decision Making

Description

This educational program for clinicians provides information about the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ’s) systematic review of the comparative effectiveness and safety of tamoxifen, raloxifene, and tibolone for reducing the risk of primary breast cancer in women. It guides clinicians in discussing AHRQ’s findings with women who may be candidates for FDA-approved therapies.

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Compare the effectiveness of tamoxifen, raloxifene, and tibolone in the general population and specific subpopulations of at-risk women
  • Evaluate key differences in side effects, harms, persistence, and adherence associated with tamoxifen, raloxifene, and tibolone
  • Apply the findings in clinical settings to help at-risk women make informed and shared decisions about whether to use risk-reducing medications

Developer:

PRIME Education, Inc.

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 2011
Original Summary: October 2011
Last Updated: 04/11/12

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