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Higher Dose of Fulvestrant Associated With Improved Survival in Advanced Breast Cancer

Postmenopausal women with advanced estrogen receptor–positive breast cancer lived longer when they received a 500-mg dose of fulvestrant as compared with a 250-mg dose.

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