Coffee could boost the effect of breast cancer drug tamoxifen

Two cups of coffee a day HALVES the risk of breast cancer returning by boosting the effect of medication With tamoxifen, coffee could halve the rate of breast cancer recurrence Tamoxifen works by stopping oestrogen reaching the tumour cells Oestrogen causes tumour cells to divide meaning that the tumour grows Researchers don't know why coffee makes the drug more effective By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 11:42 GMT, 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:42 GMT, 26 April 2013 DM.has('shareLink', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '2315186', 'title': 'Two cups of coffee a day HALVES the risk of breast cancer returning by boosting the effect of medication', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2315186/Coffee-boost-effect-breast-cancer-drug-tamoxifen.html', 'eTwitterStatus': 'Coffee%20could%20boost%20the%20effect%20of%20breast%20cancer%20drug%20tamoxifen%20http://bit.ly/15LVZUv%20via%[email protected]' }); Drinking two cups of coffee a day could stop breast cancer recurring in recovering patients, new research has revealed.