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Systemic treatments for women with breast cancer: outcome with relation to screening for the disease
Annals of oncology
Publication types: Comparative Study ; Journal Article ; Review - Publication Status: ppublish
Early detection and proper care of breast cancer are currently the best available approaches to the treatment of patients with the disease. In countries with a breast cancer screening programme, there has been a demonstrated reduction in breast cancer-related mortality. Such reduction has also been observed in Switzerland, a country in which no national programme of screening is available. Although there is no doubt that early diagnosis might have had a major role in reducing breast cancer mortality the magnitude of this effect is unknown. Research with tailored approaches on alternative imaging for early detection of breast cancer in high-risk women and on treatments offered according to proper criteria of responsiveness to therapies is warranted.
Adult, Aged, Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use, Breast Neoplasms/drug therapy, Breast Neoplasms/mortality, Chemotherapy, Adjuvant, Female, Humans, Mammography/methods, Mass Screening/methods, Mastectomy/methods, Middle Aged, Neoplasm Staging, Prognosis, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Risk Assessment, Survival Analysis, Switzerland/epidemiology, Treatment Outcome, United States/epidemiology
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