Lack of survival gain for elderly women with breast cancer.

  title={Lack of survival gain for elderly women with breast cancer.},
  author={Esther Bastiaannet and Johanneke E. A. Portielje and Cornelis J. H. van de Velde and Anton J. M. de Craen and Susanne van der Velde and Peter J K Kuppen and Lydia G M van der Geest and M. L. G. Janssen-Heijnen and Olaf Matthijs Dekkers and Rudi G. J. Westendorp and Gerrit-Jan Liefers},
  journal={The oncologist},
  volume={16 4},
BACKGROUND The number of elderly women with breast cancer is increasing and will become a major health concern. However, little is known about the optimal treatment for this age group. The aim of this study was to describe time trends for the overall Dutch breast cancer cohort with an emphasis on differences between young and elderly patients. METHODS All adult female patients diagnosed in 1995-2005 were selected from the Netherlands Cancer Registry. Relative excess risks for death (adjusted… CONTINUE READING

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