Published in Women's Health Weekly, June 12th, 2006
"Node-negative breast cancer patients have a relatively good prognosis, but eventually one-third will die of the disease. Thus, prognostic factors to identify the high-risk group among these patients are needed," researchers in the Netherlands reported.
"We retrospectively determined the MAI for a large series of node-negative breast cancer patients (n=468) with tumours smaller than 5 cm, who only received locoregional treatment," explained W.J. Louwman and colleagues, Eindhoven Cancer Registry. "Patients were followed for up to 29 years; crude and relative...
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