Prediction of survival in breast cancer. Principles and current status of hormone receptors and DNA content as prognostic factors.

@article{Adami1984PredictionOS,
  title={Prediction of survival in breast cancer. Principles and current status of hormone receptors and DNA content as prognostic factors.},
  author={Hans Olov Adami and Dick Killander},
  journal={Acta chirurgica Scandinavica. Supplementum},
  year={1984},
  volume={519},
  pages={25-34}
}
The probability of survival in breast cancer patients is the net result of a number of factors. The presence of distant metastases, mostly occult, the size and growth rate of the systemic tumour burden and causes of mortality other than breast cancer are major determinants of the outcome after primary treatment. We emphasize the need for separating these different options as a prerequisite for individualized primary treatment and follow-up and also for a rational selection of patients for… CONTINUE READING