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International expert consensus on primary systemic therapy in the management of early breast cancer: highlights of the Fourth Symposium on Primary Systemic Therapy in the Management of Operable Breast Cancer, Cremona, Italy (2010).

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A panel of international breast cancer experts formulated a declaration of consensus regarding many key issues in the use of primary systemic therapy (PST) either in clinical routine or research practice. The attainment of pathological complete response (pCR), defined as no residual invasive tumor in the surgical specimens both in breast and in axillary nodes, is one of the main goals of PST, and pCR can be used as the primary objective in prospective clinical trials. However, pCR is not a re...

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Journal:
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs More from this journal
Volume:
2011
Issue:
43
Pages:
147-151
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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EISSN:
1745-6614
ISSN:
1052-6773

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