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Surgical removal of the primary?—The role it plays in stage IV breast cancer

Surgical removal of the primary?—The role it plays in stage IV breast cancer Local therapy in synchronously metastasized disease is an uncommon strategy and usually not the first way to go. However, retrospective but also some prospective data suggest some kind of benefit with this treatment. Underlying mechanisms are not understood. This invited short review deals with the resection of the primary breast cancer in stage IV breast cancer patients. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology Springer Journals

Surgical removal of the primary?—The role it plays in stage IV breast cancer

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 by Springer-Verlag Wien
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Medicine/Public Health, general; Oncology
ISSN
1865-5041
eISSN
1865-5076
DOI
10.1007/s12254-012-0024-1
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Abstract

Local therapy in synchronously metastasized disease is an uncommon strategy and usually not the first way to go. However, retrospective but also some prospective data suggest some kind of benefit with this treatment. Underlying mechanisms are not understood. This invited short review deals with the resection of the primary breast cancer in stage IV breast cancer patients.

Journal

memo - Magazine of European Medical OncologySpringer Journals

Published: Jun 15, 2012

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