TITLE

Taxane-anthracycline combination improves survival of patients with early breast cancer

AUTHOR(S)
Hudis, Clifford
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Hem/Onc Today;3/10/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses research on the effectiveness of supplementing an anthracycline-based therapy with taxane in increasing the survival rate of high-risk early breast cancer patients. It references a study published in a 2008 issue of the "Journal of Clinical Oncology." Researchers have examined hazard ratios and confidence intervals for disease-free survival and overall survival from trials. The study revealed that taxane administration could have an absolute five-year risk reduction of 3% overall survival and 5% for disease-free survival.
ACCESSION #
31672220

 

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