Hans L. Peterse

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BACKGROUND The use of high-dose adjuvant chemotherapy for high-risk primary breast cancer is controversial. We studied its efficacy in patients with 4 to 9 or 10 or more tumor-positive axillary lymph nodes. METHODS Patients younger than 56 years of age who had undergone surgery for breast cancer and who had no distant metastases were eligible if they had(More)
The aim of this study was to identify patient-, tumour- or treatment-related factors associated with young age that might explain the higher risk of ipsilateral breast recurrence that occurs after breast-conserving therapy (BCT) in young breast cancer patients. In the 'boost versus no boost trial', 5569 early-stage breast cancer patients were entered. All(More)
PURPOSE To identify clinical and pathologic factors associated with an increased risk of local recurrence following breast-conservation therapy (BCT) to assess the safety of this procedure for all subgroups of patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study population consisted of 1,026 patients with clinical stage I and II breast cancer treated between 1979 and(More)
Purpose. In the past 15 years breast conserving therapy (BCT) has become an important treatment option for primary breast cancer. Thirty three angiosarcomas (AS) after BCT have been described in a total of 20 published reports. Limited follow-up data and the lack of information on incidence of AS prompted the authors to review the comprehensive experience(More)
To determine the effect of age and comorbid diseases on treatment choice and survival, the medical records of 300 breast cancer patients of 55 years and older were reviewed. All patients were admitted to the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) for first treatment between 1980 and 1987. Patients were classified according to severity level of comorbid(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of plantar fibromatosis (PF) is unknown. Sometimes PF tends to recur repetitively after surgical treatment. In our institute we have used postoperative radiotherapy in an attempt to diminish the change on recurrence. METHODS The Dutch Network and National Database for Pathology (PALGA) was consulted to establish the incidence of(More)
Breast cancer patients with the same stage of disease can have markedly different treatment responses and overall outcome. The strongest predictors for metastases (for example, lymph node status and histological grade) fail to classify accurately breast tumours according to their clinical behaviour. Chemotherapy or hormonal therapy reduces the risk of(More)
BACKGROUND Controversy exists concerning the roles of mammography and physical examination in the detection of local recurrence after conservation therapy for breast carcinoma. In addition, the prognostic factors for and optimal treatment of patients with local recurrence are uncertain. METHODS At eight radiotherapy institutes, two cancer institutes, and(More)
To investigate whether overexpression of the neu protein in breast tumors differentiates risk factor patterns for breast cancer, neu protein overexpression was determined in 296 breast carcinomas of patients participating in an ongoing population-based case-control study. Risk factor information on these patients and 737 controls was obtained during home(More)
Disseminated breast tumour cells in sentinel lymph nodes (SNs) were evaluated by quantitative real-time PCR and the sensitivity of this assay was compared to the routine histological analysis. First, several candidate marker genes were tested for their specificity in axillary lymph nodes (ALN) of 50 breast cancer patients and 43 women without breast cancer.(More)