Primary chemotherapy represents a new therapeutic strategy that allows the implementation of conservative surgical treatment in locally advanced breast cancer or in cancers measuring > 3 cm. Of 127 patients with breast cancers measuring > 2.5 cm, 86 were treated with primary chemotherapy. This consisted in the administration of the ADM + TAX protocol in 28 cases and CNF in 58 cases. Three complete responses, 8 cases of stable disease and 75 partial responses were observed. Eleven radical mastectomies and 74 conservative treatments were performed. The chemotherapy protocol enabled us to convert 87% of the patients treated to conservative treatment, thus affording a treatment that offers a better quality of life despite the existence of a voluminous cancer and is of considerable psychological help in patients suffering from cancer of the breast

La chirurgia del cancro della mammella dopo terapia neoadiuvante [Surgical treatment of breast cancer after neoadjuvant therapy]

GIOFFRE', Maria;FAMA', FAUSTO;GIACOBBE, Giuseppa;
2003

Abstract

Primary chemotherapy represents a new therapeutic strategy that allows the implementation of conservative surgical treatment in locally advanced breast cancer or in cancers measuring > 3 cm. Of 127 patients with breast cancers measuring > 2.5 cm, 86 were treated with primary chemotherapy. This consisted in the administration of the ADM + TAX protocol in 28 cases and CNF in 58 cases. Three complete responses, 8 cases of stable disease and 75 partial responses were observed. Eleven radical mastectomies and 74 conservative treatments were performed. The chemotherapy protocol enabled us to convert 87% of the patients treated to conservative treatment, thus affording a treatment that offers a better quality of life despite the existence of a voluminous cancer and is of considerable psychological help in patients suffering from cancer of the breast
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