Racial Differences in the Use and Outcome of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer: Results From the National Cancer Data Base.

@article{Killelea2015RacialDI,
  title={Racial Differences in the Use and Outcome of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer: Results From the National Cancer Data Base.},
  author={Brigid K Killelea and Vicky Q Yang and Shi-Yi Wang and Brandon Hayse and Sarah S. Mougalian and Nina Ruth Horowitz and Anees B. Chagpar and Lajos Pusztai and Donald R Lannin},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2015},
  volume={33 36},
  pages={
          4267-76
        }
}
PURPOSE To explore racial differences in the use and outcome of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer. METHODS The National Cancer Data Base was queried to identify women with stage 1 to 3 breast cancer diagnosed in 2010 and 2011. Chemotherapy use and rate of pathologic complete response (pCR) was determined for various racial/ethnic groups. RESULTS Of 278,815 patients with known race and ethnicity, 127,417 (46%) received chemotherapy, and of 121,446 where the timing of chemotherapy… CONTINUE READING

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