Neoadjuvant endocrine therapy of breast cancer: a surgical perspective.

@article{Dixon2002NeoadjuvantET,
  title={Neoadjuvant endocrine therapy of breast cancer: a surgical perspective.},
  author={John Michael Dixon and Thomas J.T. Anderson and William R. Miller},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  year={2002},
  volume={38 17},
  pages={
          2214-21
        }
}
Neoadjuvant treatment with chemotherapy or endocrine agents is being used increasingly to downstage locally advanced and large operable breast cancers. Following these treatments, inoperable breast cancer often becomes fully resectable, and initially operable tumours requiring mastectomy may be successfully removed by breast-conserving surgery. Patient selection is important to optimise neoadjuvant endocrine therapy: only patients with oestrogen receptor (ER)-rich breast cancer are candidates… CONTINUE READING
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