Monday, 24 February 2014

Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer

Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer: any progress? The Lancet Oncology, Feb. 2014, Vol. 15(2), p.131-2.

Colleoni, M. and Goldhirsch, A.

Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is a well established approach to treatment of locally advanced breast cancer. Preoperative therapy allows breast-conserving surgery in many patients and provides prognostic information that could guide the choice of treatments to maximise the degree of response (ie, towards pathological complete remission [pCR]).