The role of surgery and ablative radiotherapy in oligometastatic breast cancer.

@article{Salama2014TheRO,
  title={The role of surgery and ablative radiotherapy in oligometastatic breast cancer.},
  author={Joseph Kamel Salama and Steven J Chmura},
  journal={Seminars in oncology},
  year={2014},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={790-7}
}
The ability to deliver precise focused radiation, combined with improved surgical techniques, has led to multiple reports of long-term survivors in patients with oligometastatic breast cancer. The removal or ablation of known metastases, often present after systemic therapy regimens has the potential to be paradigm shifting rendering many patients without evidence of disease. However, the utility of these therapies has not been proven in phase III studies. Additionally, patient selection for… CONTINUE READING

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