Survival of women with metastatic breast cancer at Yale from 1920 to 1980.

  title={Survival of women with metastatic breast cancer at Yale from 1920 to 1980.},
  author={Mary Jane Todd and M Shoag and Ed C. Cadman},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  volume={1 6},
The tumor registry at Yale--New Haven Hospital, which began recording data in 1920, was utilized to examine the ultimate outcome of all breast cancer patients who were initially diagnosed at Yale with metastatic breast cancer. Of the 5,898 patients with breast cancer seen from 1920 to 1980, 574 initially had metastatic cancer. The median survival of these patients increased steadily from 21 months in 1920 to 41 months in the decade from 1970 to 1980. The percentage of women actually surviving 5… CONTINUE READING

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