Many With Early Breast Cancer Are Skipping Chemo
Fewer women with early stage breast cancer are turning to chemotherapy to fight their disease, a new study finds.
"For patients with early stage breast cancer, we've seen a significant decline in chemotherapy use over the last few years without a real change in evidence," said study author Dr. Allison Kurian. She's an associate professor of medicine and of health research and policy at Stanford University.
"This likely reflects a change in the culture of how physicians are practicing, and a move toward using tumor biology to guide treatment choices rather than solely relying on clinical measures," Kurian said in a Stanford news release.
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Written by Robert Preidt for www.webmd.com
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