Advances in the adjuvant and neoadjuvant treatment of breast cancer

Susanne Briest, Vered Stearns

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Abstract

Several advances in the adjuvant systemic therapy of primary breast cancer have occurred in the last decade and contributed to a decline in disease-related mortality. These include the introduction of aromatase inhibitors, new chemotherapy agents, and the novel antibody trastuzumab. New supportive treatments, such as growth factors, have contributed to the optimization of chemotherapy dose and schedule, and have improved the efficacy and safety of the treatment. In this review we will outline some of the recent advances in the adjuvant and neoadjuvant treatment of breast cancer. We will also discuss ongoing and proposed clinical trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-339
Number of pages15
JournalWomen's Health
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2007

Keywords

  • Adjuvant treatment
  • Aromatase inhibitors
  • Breast cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormonal therapy
  • Neoadjuvant treatment
  • Trastuzumab

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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