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4 Months ago
Surgery and radiation do not extend survival in newly diagnosed metastatic breast cancer

Surgery and radiation do not extend survival in newly diagnosed metastatic breast cancer

Women who present with a new diagnosis of breast cancer that is already in an advanced stage (stage IV) face questions about having surgery and radiation to the tumor in the breast (local therapy). Based on the results of the long-awaited E2108 randomized phase 3 trial at #ASCO20, these women should not be offered surgery and radiation for the primary breast tumor with the expectation of a survival benefit.

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