Prolonged survival following aggressive treatment for metastatic breast cancer in the spine

@article{Zadnik2013ProlongedSF,
  title={Prolonged survival following aggressive treatment for metastatic breast cancer in the spine},
  author={Patricia L. Zadnik and Lee Rang Hwang and Derek G. Ju and Mari L. A. Groves and Jackson Sui and Alp Yurter and Timothy F. Witham and Ali Bydon and Jean-Paul Wolinsky and Ziya L. Gokaslan and D. M. Sciubba},
  journal={Clinical & Experimental Metastasis},
  year={2013},
  volume={31},
  pages={47-55}
}
In 2007, members of our group reported a 21 month median survival for patients undergoing surgery for metastatic breast cancer in the spinal column. Cervical spine metastases were associated with decreased survival, Estrogen receptor positivity was associated with improved survival, and age and visceral metastases did not significantly impact survival. In the current study, we reassess these variables in the context of modern adjuvant therapies, and investigate the impact of the Spinal… CONTINUE READING
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