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Neoadyuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer

Francisco Acevedo, María Elisa Herrera, Jorge Madrid, César Sánchez
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is an accepted strategy for patients with locally advanced breast cáncer. This approach increases the possibilities of conservative treatment and improves the resectability rates of initially unresectable tumors. In addition, preoperative systemic therapy allows the evaluation of prognostic and predictive factors, dynamically and in vivo. Since over 80% of these tumors express estrogen receptors (ER), endocrine therapy seems a logical treatment to employ in the neoadjuvant setting...
March 2013: Revista Médica de Chile
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