Breast Cancer Research and Treatment

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 17–21

Patients with early breast cancer benefit from effective axillary treatment

  • Jay R. Harris
  • Robert T. Osteen

DOI: 10.1007/BF01807645

Cite this article as:
Harris, J.R. & Osteen, R.T. Breast Cancer Res Tr (1985) 5: 17. doi:10.1007/BF01807645


We have reviewed the available clinical data on the benefit of axillary treatment in patients with early breast cancer. The results of these studies suggest that perhaps 5–10% of patients are cured by effective axillary treatment. We conclude that effective axillary treatment should still be considered an essential aspect of primary treatment.


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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jay R. Harris
    • 1
  • Robert T. Osteen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiation Therapy, Harvard Medical SchoolJoint Center for Radiation TherapyBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolUSA