Management of stage III primary breast cancer with primary chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy.


One hundred seventy-four evaluable patients with noninflammatory Stage III (both operable and inoperable) breast cancer were treated with a combined modality strategy between 1974 and 1985. All patients received combination chemotherapy with 5-fluorouracil, Adriamycin (doxorubicin), and cyclophosphamide (FAC) as their initial form of therapy. After three… (More)