Possible clinical cure of metastatic breast cancer: lessons from our 30-year experience with oligometastatic breast cancer patients and literature review.

@article{Kobayashi2012PossibleCC,
  title={Possible clinical cure of metastatic breast cancer: lessons from our 30-year experience with oligometastatic breast cancer patients and literature review.},
  author={Tadashi Kobayashi and Tamotsu Ichiba and Toshikazu Sakuyama and Yasuhiro Arakawa and Eijiroh Nagasaki and Keisuke Aiba and Hiroko Nogi and Kazumi Kawase and Hiroshi Takeyama and Yasuo Toriumi and K. Uchida and Masao Kobayashi and Chihiro Kanehira and Masafumi Suzuki and Naomi Ando and Kazuhiko Natori and Yasunobu Kuraishi},
  journal={Breast cancer},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={218-37}
}
BACKGROUND Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) is generally incurable. However, 10-20-year relapse-free survival of MBC is approximately 2%, implying that at least a small subset of MBC patients achieve prolonged survival. We therefore analyzed long-term outcome in a particular subset, i.e., oligometastatic breast cancer (OMBC). METHODS Data of OMBC subjects (N = 75) treated in our institution from April 1980 to March 2010 were retrospectively analyzed. OMBC was identified as: one or 2 organs… CONTINUE READING
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