Neoadjuvant Systemic Therapy for Breast Cancer



Neoadjuvant systemic therapy is defined as the first systemic treatment a patient receives after cancer is diagnosed, and the term indicates that subsequent therapies are intended. Other terms used in clinical practice that involve this concept are preoperative, induction, or primary systemic therapy. This chapter provides an overview of the general benefits of and common regimens used as neoadjuvant therapy in breast cancer


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana M. Gonzalez-Angulo
    • 1
  • Gabriel N. Hortobagyi
  1. 1.Department of Breast Medical Oncology and Systems BiologyUniversity of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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