Preoperative models to evaluate endocrine strategies for breast cancer.

@article{Dowsett2003PreoperativeMT,
  title={Preoperative models to evaluate endocrine strategies for breast cancer.},
  author={Mitch Dowsett},
  journal={Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={9 1 Pt 2},
  pages={
          502S-10S
        }
}
  • Mitch Dowsett
  • Published in
    Clinical cancer research : an official journal of…
    2003
There are essentially two approaches to presurgical therapy. The first strategy is one in which the therapy is given to downstage the disease over a period of some 3-4 months. In these circumstances, biological studies can be conducted that can be associated with clinical response. The second strategy involves the institution of medical therapy before surgery with no delay to that surgery. This is essentially incidental and is not given with the aim of having a therapeutic benefit but rather… CONTINUE READING

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