The treatment of early breast cancer in women over the age of 70

Ring, A., Reed, M., Leonard, R., Kunkler, I., Muss, H., Wildiers, H., Fallowfield, L.J, Jones, A. and Coleman, R. (2011) The treatment of early breast cancer in women over the age of 70. British Journal of Cancer, 105 (2). pp. 189-93. ISSN 1532-1827 (Electronic)0007-0920 (Linking)

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Abstract

One third of all breast cancers are diagnosed in women aged 70 or over. Older women are a heterogeneous population who are under-represented in clinical trials, and as a result uncertainty can exist as to what represents optimal treatment. This minireview, from an international authorship, summarises the existing evidence surrounding the management of early breast cancer in women aged 70 and over. The use of primary surgery and endocrine therapy, and adjuvant chemotherapy, radiotherapy, endocrine therapy and trastuzumab are discussed. Reference is made to ongoing clinical trials in this area and areas of controversy are highlighted.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Journal Article England IDS Number: 791SE
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology Including cancer and carcinogens
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Depositing User: Tracy Woodcock
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2011 12:23
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:55
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7101
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