Locally advanced breast cancer: is surgery necessary?

@article{Favret2001LocallyAB,
  title={Locally advanced breast cancer: is surgery necessary?},
  author={Anne M. Favret and Robert W. Carlson and Don R. Goffinet and Stefanie S. Jeffrey and Frederick M. Dirbas and Frank E. Stockdale},
  journal={The breast journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={
          131-7
        }
}
A retrospective analysis of the treatment of locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) was undertaken at Stanford Medical Center to assess the outcome of patients who did not undergo surgical removal of their tumors. Between 1981 and 1998, 64 patients with locally advanced breast cancer were treated with induction chemotherapy, radiation with or without breast surgery, and additional chemotherapy. Sixty-two (97%) patients received cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and 5-fluorouracil (CAF) induction… CONTINUE READING
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