Meningeal carcinomatosis in breast cancer: prognostic factors and outcome

  title={Meningeal carcinomatosis in breast cancer: prognostic factors and outcome},
  author={Carla Rameri Alexandre Silva de Azevedo and Marcelo Rocha Sousa Cruz and Ludmilla Thom{\'e} Domingos Chinen and Stela Verzinhasse Peres and Marcos Aur{\'e}lio Peterlevitz and Artur Eug{\^e}nio de Azevedo Pereira and Marcello Ferretti Fanelli and Daniel Luiz Gimenes},
  journal={Journal of Neuro-Oncology},
Meningeal carcinomatosis (MC) occurs in up to 5% of breast cancer patients. Few studies have evaluated prognostic markers in breast cancer patients with MC. Our aim was to describe the treatment of breast cancer patients with MC, and identify prognostic factors related to survival. Sixty breast cancer patients that had a diagnosis of MC between January 2003 and December 2009 were included. The median age was 46 years (range 27–76). Most patients had invasive ductal carcinoma (78.3%) and high… CONTINUE READING