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Breast Care (Basel). 2011 Dec;6(6):467-470. Epub 2011 Dec 20.

Can We Keep the 'PROMISE'? AGO Breast Commission: Commentary on Recent Evidence Regarding LHRH Analogues for the Preservation of Ovarian Function.

Abstract

Recently reported data from the German ZORO trial and the Italian PROMISE-GIM6 trial have come to different conclusions. The AGO Breast Commission does not recommend the general use of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) analogues for the preservation of ovarian function. Instead, we distinguish between patients with hormone receptor-negative and hormone receptor-positive disease. This article reviews the AGO recommendations in light of the ZORO and PROMISE-GIM6 data. In conclusion, separate recommendations are needed for the prevention of ovarian failure and for fertility preservation because the trials did not investigate fertility rate as a primary outcome measure. The results from not yet published trials such as OPTION and POEM may shed new light on the role of LHRH analogues.

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