Difference between aromatase inhibitors?

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Question from Elizabeth: Are there any studies comparing the 3 different aromatase inhibitors? Is any one better than another?
Answers - Patricia A. Ganz, M.D. At this time, we do not have any what we would call head-to-head comparisons of the 3 drugs. I believe there is a trial underway now that may be looking at this. There is some speculation that exemestane, which is Aromasin, may be safer for the bones because it is a steroidal aromatase inhibitor. But there have been no studies to demonstrate that.

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