Improved Survival After Primary Tumor Surgery in Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Propensity-adjusted, Population-based SEER Trend Analysis
Rene Warschkow, Ulrich Gueller, Ignazio Tarantino, Thomas Cerny, Bruno Schmied, Beat Thürlimann & Markus Joerger
The present study-the first population-based analysis using propensity score methods-provides evidence of a favorable impact of primary tumor surgery on mortality in metastatic breast cancer patients. Most importantly, the benefit of primary tumor surgery increased over time from 1998 to 2009. Although the final results of ongoing randomized studies are awaited, currently available evidence should be discussed with metastatic breast cancer patients.
|citation||Warschkow R, Gueller U, Tarantino I, cerny t, Schmied B, Thürlimann B, Joerger M. Improved Survival After Primary Tumor Surgery in Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Propensity-adjusted, Population-based SEER Trend Analysis. Ann Surg 2016; 263:1188-98.|
|type||journal paper/review (English)|
|date of publishing||6-2016|
|journal title||Ann Surg (263/6)|