The best breast cancer treatments are multidisciplinary and involve surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists. Hormone dependent breast cancer can be treated with hormone therapy medicine. Aromatase inhibitors work by inhibiting the action of the enzyme aromatase, which converts androgens into estrogens by a process called aromatization. As breast tissue is stimulated by estrogens, decreasing the production is a way of suppressing recurrence of the breast tumor tissue.
Adapting and modifying emerging oncology treatments represents the future of cancer-fighting therapies. This includes earlier detection and increasingly sophisticated means of administering more targeted treatments.