Adjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer

  • Monica Castiglione
  • Martine J. Piccart

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 151)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pinuccia Valagussa
      Pages 3-12
    3. Laura Biganzoli
      Pages 13-30
    4. Anne- Catherine Andres
      Pages 31-40
    5. Angelika Reiner-Concin
      Pages 41-61
    6. Meredith M. Regan
      Pages 77-90
  3. Treatments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Rosalba Torrisi
      Pages 103-120
    3. M. Tubiana-Hulin, M. Gardner
      Pages 121-137
    4. Leisha A. Emens, Nancy E. Davidson
      Pages 139-161
  4. New Wind in the Adjuvant Setting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Edith A. Perez, Frances M. Palmieri, Shelly M. Brock
      Pages 181-196
  5. Special Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Annabel Pollard
      Pages 219-238

About this book

Introduction

Adjuvant treatment is administered prior to or as follow up to surgical procedures for breast cancer. Proven success in using medical therapies allowing for breast conserving procedures or reducing risk of occurrence. Although there has been much progress towards a cure, including the introduction of new targeted therapies, metastasizing cancer remains highly incurable.

"The adjuvant treatment of breast cancer has become standard of care. A spectrum of biologic and prognostic factors are considered before a therapeutic strategy is implemented. In this text leading investigators in the field discuss current management and critical investigative issues."

Steven T. Rosen, M.D.
Series Editor

Keywords

Endocrine Therapy Lapatinib Radiation Therapy Trastuzumab adjuvant therapy bisphosphonates breast cancer cancer cancer treatment chemotherapy fertility pathology pregnancy radiation radiotherapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Monica Castiglione
    • 1
  • Martine J. Piccart
    • 2
  1. 1.InselspitalUniv. BernBernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Inst. Jules BordetUniversite Libre BruxellesBruxellesBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-75115-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-75114-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-75115-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
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