"Survival Improves for Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer" — Robert Preidt
American women diagnosed with advanced, stage 4 breast cancer have a better chance of survival, and are surviving longer, compared to two decades ago, a new study finds. Further research is needed to learn more about the link between surgery and improved survival, the researchers said. "Why remove a woman's breast in the face of overt metastatic disease? This is not a new idea, with some retrospective, non-randomized trials showing that survival is increased if one removes the primary breast cancer," said Charles Shapiro, MD, director of translational breast cancer research at the Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai.
Charles Shapiro, MD, Professor, Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine, Co-Director, Dubin Breast Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital, Director, Translational Breast Cancer Research and Cancer Survivorship, Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai