Drug Fact Sheet
Most of us want to know about the drugs we are taking. We appreciate that chemotherapy agents, anti-estrogen drugs, and all the medications that may be prescribed to manage side effects are powerful interventions. Hopefully, your doctor always offers you fact sheets or other drug information, but you should know about this handy guide published online by the National Breast Cancer Coalition Foundation. Click here to read the whole thing.
The NBCCF Drug Fact Sheet provides basic information on the most commonly used breast cancer drugs. It is not an exhaustive list of available breast cancer treatments. It will be updated periodically as new drugs and new information become available. The Drug Fact Sheet is not a treatment guide.
The levels of evidence supporting these drugs vary. To truly evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a drug, one should always examine the clinical data.
For further information about these drugs, visit the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Drug Evaluation Research atwww.fda.gov/cder/. Select "Oncology Tools" and then "Approved Oncology Drugs" for the approved product labeling (which includes data on safety and effectiveness). Use the website's search function to obtain a drug's regulatory history. The availability of information on the FDA's website varies; there is limited information on some drugs.