The role of surgery in the combined treatment of locally advanced breast cancer

G. Canavese, A. Catturich, G. Battistini, C. Caroti, P. Pronzato, G. Gardin, D. Amoroso, G. Bertelli, P. F. Conte, S. Tomao, F. Badellino

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Abstract

Sixty patients with stage IIIA and IIIB breast cancer have been treated with a combined modality approach including induction chemotherapy, surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy: 74.5% of patients achieved an objective response after 3 cycles of induction chemotherapy, and 98.3% of patients were rendered disease-free after induction chemotherapy and surgery or radiotherapy; at 4 years, actuarial survival and disease-free survival are 71.5% and 43%, respectively. These results are significantly better than our historical control, and locally advanced breast cancer must now be considered a curable disease when treated with an aggressive multimodal approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-356
Number of pages4
JournalOncology
Volume46
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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    Canavese, G., Catturich, A., Battistini, G., Caroti, C., Pronzato, P., Gardin, G., Amoroso, D., Bertelli, G., Conte, P. F., Tomao, S., & Badellino, F. (1989). The role of surgery in the combined treatment of locally advanced breast cancer. Oncology, 46(6), 353-356.