The role of prognostic factors in optimizing treatment for breast cancer patients has clearly changed with the trend toward general use of adjuvant therapy.
Nevertheless, there are at least three situations in which prognostic factors could be helpful.
The first is to identify patients whose prognosis is so good that adjuvant therapy after local surgery would not be cost-beneficial.
The second is to identify patients whose prognosis is so poor that a more aggressive adjuvant approach would be warranted.
The third is to identify patients likely to be responsive or resistant to particular forms of therapy.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pronostic, Facteur risque, Homme, Résistance, Anticancéreux, Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Marqueur biologique, Glande mammaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prognosis, Risk factor, Human, Resistance, Antineoplastic agent, Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Biological marker, Mammary gland diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0574896
Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 09/06/1995.