Fulvestrant (Faslodex®) is a novel estrogen receptor (ER) antagonist that competitively binds to the ER with a much greater affinity than that of tamoxifen. The downregulation of cellular levels of the ER protein results in complete abrogation of estrogen-sensitive gene transcription. This distinct mechanism of action ensures a lack of cross resistance with other hormonal agents and, in contrast to tamoxifen, fulvestrant has no known estrogen-agonist effects.
American Journal of Cancer – Springer Journals
Published: Aug 10, 2012