Adjuvant treatment delay in breast cancer patients.

@article{Trufelli2015AdjuvantTD,
  title={Adjuvant treatment delay in breast cancer patients.},
  author={Damila Cristina Trufelli and Leandro Matos and Patr{\'i}cia Xavier Santi and Auro del Giglio},
  journal={Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira},
  year={2015},
  volume={61 5},
  pages={411-6}
}
BACKGROUND to evaluate if time between surgery and the first adjuvant treatment (chemotherapy, radiotherapy or hormone therapy) in patients with breast cancer is a risk factor for lower overall survival (OS). METHOD data from a five-year retrospective cohort study of all women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer at an academic oncology service were collected and analyzed. RESULTS three hundred forty-eight consecutive women were included. Time between surgery and the first adjuvant… CONTINUE READING