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The Ki-67 antigen is used to evaluate the proliferative activity of breast cancer (BC); however, Ki-67's role as a prognostic marker in BC is still undefined. In order to better define the prognostic value of Ki-67/MIB-1, we performed a meta-analysis of studies that evaluated the impact of Ki-67/MIB-1 on disease-free survival (DFS) and/or on overall(More)
Synergism between anti-HER2 monoclonal antibody (trastuzumab) and paclitaxel has been shown in vitro and in vivo. In previous experiences, weekly administration of trastuzumab and paclitaxel has shown significant activity in metastatic breast cancer. In this phase II study, we evaluated the activity and the toxicity of this weekly regimen in anthracycline-(More)
Breast cancer (BC) is the most common cancer in women and it is incurable when metastases are diagnosed. Taxanes, namely docetaxel and paclitaxel, are effective chemotherapeutic agents in the metastatic, neoadjuvant and adjuvant settings. HER-2 overexpression/amplification is detected in 25-30% of BCs and confers aggressive tumor behavior as well as(More)
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