Impact on survival of time from definitive surgery to initiation of adjuvant chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer.

@article{Lohrisch2006ImpactOS,
  title={Impact on survival of time from definitive surgery to initiation of adjuvant chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer.},
  author={Caroline Lohrisch and Charles Paltiel and Karen Gelmon and Caroline H. Speers and Suzanne E M Taylor and Jeff Barnett and Ivo A. Olivotto},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={24 30},
  pages={4888-94}
}
PURPOSE To determine if time to start of adjuvant chemotherapy after curative surgery influences survival in early-stage breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective review was conducted of 2,594 patients receiving adjuvant chemotherapy for stage I and II breast cancer between 1989 and 1998 at the British Columbia Cancer Agency. Relapse-free survival (RFS) and overall survival (OS) were compared among patients grouped by time from definitive curative surgery to start of adjuvant… CONTINUE READING

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