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The cost-effectiveness of adjuvant chemotherapy for early breast cancer: A comparison of no chemotherapy and first, second, and third generation regimens for patients with differing prognoses

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Background: The risk of recurrence following surgery in women with early breast cancer varies, depending upon prognostic factors. Adjuvant chemotherapy reduces this risk; however, increasingly effective regimens are associated with higher costs and toxicity profiles, making it likely that different regimens may be cost-effective for women with differing prognoses. To investigate this we performed a cost-effectiveness analysis of four treatment strategies: (1) no chemotherapy, (2) chemotherapy...

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10.1016/j.ejca.2011.06.019

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Journal:
European Journal of Cancer More from this journal
Volume:
47
Issue:
17
Pages:
2517-2530
Publication date:
2011-11-01
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EISSN:
1879-0852
ISSN:
0959-8049
Language:
English
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pubs:206385
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206385
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2012-12-19

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