Treatment of estrogen receptor-negative or hormonally refractory breast cancer with double high-dose chemotherapy intensification and bone marrow support.

We have used high-dose therapy followed by randomization to receive or not receive autologous bone marrow infusion in 58 stage IV breast cancer patients (all were estrogen receptor-negative [ER-] or primary hormonal refractory). Patients received a median of four courses of induction chemotherapy and if stable or responding received two courses of intensive… CONTINUE READING