Symptomatic bone marrow involvement in breast cancer--clinical presentation, treatment, and prognosis: a single institution review of 22 cases.

@article{Kopp2011SymptomaticBM,
  title={Symptomatic bone marrow involvement in breast cancer--clinical presentation, treatment, and prognosis: a single institution review of 22 cases.},
  author={Holger Kopp and Katja Krauss and Tanja N. Fehm and Annette Staebler and Jennifer Zahm and Wolfgang Vogel and Lothar Kanz and Frank Mayer},
  journal={Anticancer research},
  year={2011},
  volume={31 11},
  pages={
          4025-30
        }
}
AIM In contrast to marrow micrometastasis, development of symptomatic bone marrow involvement (bone marrow carcinomatosis, BMC) is a rare event in the course of metastatic breast cancer; published evidence on the outcome with systemic treatment is even more scarce. The objective of this study was to provide our institution's experience with the clinical presentation, prognosis, treatment, and associated complications of marrow involvement in breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-two… CONTINUE READING

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