Long-term (37 years) clinical outcome of older women with early operable primary breast cancer managed in a dedicated clinic.

@article{Syed2012LongtermY,
  title={Long-term (37 years) clinical outcome of older women with early operable primary breast cancer managed in a dedicated clinic.},
  author={Binafsha Manzoor Syed and Shaida Johnston and Duane W Wong and Andrew R. Green and Linda Winterbottom and HARVEYE. KENNEDY and Nicole B. Simpson and D. A. Morgan and Ian O. Ellis and Kwok Leung Cheung},
  journal={Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={1465-71}
}
BACKGROUND A dedicated clinic for older women with early primary breast cancer, established in 1973, has recently evolved into a combined surgical/oncology facility. This study aimed to compare the clinical outcome across these periods. METHODS From 1973 to 2010, 1758 women were managed. Analysis was carried out based on retrospective review and continued update of patient records. RESULTS In the recent decade, 56.3% had surgery, followed by primary endocrine therapy (PET; 41.1%) and… CONTINUE READING