De novo Stage IV breast cancer: Breast conserving resection of the primary tumor?

Seema Ahsan Khan*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Multiple retrospective reviews completed over the past decade suggest a survival advantage with resection of the intact primary tumor in women with metastatic breast cancer. However, these reviews are not without bias, and recently completed randomized trials do not support a significant survival benefit, although local control benefits may exist. Completion of ongoing trials is needed to reach a definitive conclusion regarding the merit of primary tumor resection for local control and survival.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-57
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of surgical oncology
Volume110
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014

Keywords

  • breast cancer
  • breast conserving surgery
  • local therapy
  • metastatic
  • primary tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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