Systemic treatments for women with breast cancer: Outcome with relation to screening for the disease

A. Goldhirsch, M. Colleoni, G. Domenighetti, R. D. Gelber

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Abstract

Early detection and proper care of breast cancer are currently the best available approaches to the treatment of patients with the disease. In countries with a breast cancer screening programme, there has been a demonstrated reduction in breast cancer-related mortality. Such reduction has also been observed in Switzerland, a country in which no national programme of screening is available. Although there is no doubt that early diagnosis might have had a major role in reducing breast cancer mortality the magnitude of this effect is unknown. Research with tailored approaches on alternative imaging for early detection of breast cancer in high-risk women and on treatments offered according to proper criteria of responsiveness to therapies is warranted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1212-1214
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Oncology
Volume14
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2003

Keywords

  • Adjuvant treatments
  • Breast cancer
  • Screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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