Induction chemotherapy followed by breast conservation for locally advanced carcinoma of the breast.

@article{Schwartz1994InductionCF,
  title={Induction chemotherapy followed by breast conservation for locally advanced carcinoma of the breast.},
  author={Gordon Francis Schwartz and Christine A. Birchansky and Lydia T. Komarnicky and Carl M. Mansfield and Ronald I. Cantor and W A Biermann and Frederick M. Fellin and J. Mcfarlane},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1994},
  volume={73 2},
  pages={
          362-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Few women with locally advanced breast cancer remain disease-free, even for 2 years. Response to induction chemotherapy may be associated with longer disease-free and overall survival rates. The role of breast conservation in selected patients with response to induction chemotherapy was evaluated. METHODS Since 1979, patients with Stages IIB and III breast cancer have undergone induction chemotherapy; patients with response continued chemotherapy until a plateau of regression was… CONTINUE READING

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