Breast Cancer

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Prognostic and predictive factors for breast cancer

  • Gary M. Clark
Review Article


Prognostic factors can be useful for making decisions about which patients should receive adjuvant therapy, and predictive factors can be used to predict response or lack of response to a particular therapy. We review the standard factors that are available today for primary breast cancer, and we describe some of the new, potential prognostic and predictive factors that are currently under investigation.

Key words

Breast cancer Prognostic factors Predictive factors Survival 



Scarff-Bloom-Richardson tumor grade


Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program of the National Cancer Institute


Estrogen receptor; PgR:Progesterone receptor


National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project


Thymidine labeling index




eoxyribonucleic acid


Cyclophosphamide, meth-otrexate, and 5-fluorouracil


Cyclophosphamide, doxor-ubicin, and 5-fluorouracil


Single strand conformation polymorphism


Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay


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© The Japanese Breast Cancer Society 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary M. Clark
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Medical OncologyUniversity of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioSan AntonioUSA

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