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Mortality impact of less-than-standard therapy in older breast cancer patients.

Authors
  • Yood, Marianne Ulcickas
  • Owusu, Cynthia
  • Buist, Diana S M
  • Geiger, Ann M
  • Field, Terry S
  • Thwin, Soe Soe
  • Lash, Timothy L
  • Prout, Marianne N
  • Wei, Feifei
  • Quinn, Virginia P
  • Frost, Floyd J
  • Silliman, Rebecca A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Volume
206
Issue
1
Pages
66–75
Identifiers
PMID: 18155570
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our findings indicate that older women receiving BCS alone have higher rates of breast cancer death than those receiving BCS + RT or mastectomy and that the survival benefit from tamoxifen increases with increasing duration of treatment.

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