Breast Cancer

Jay R. Harris, Marc E. Lippman, Umberto Veronesi, Walter Willett

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BREAST cancer is a major public health problem of great interest and importance to physicians in a variety of specialties. Since this topic was last reviewed in the Journal,1 the incidence of the disease has increased dramatically, heightening concern among physicians and women in general. In addition, long-term results are now available from clinical trials initiated in the 1970s and 1980s to evaluate the usefulness of early detection with mammography and physical examination, breast-conserving treatment with limited breast surgery and irradiation, and adjuvant systemic therapy with hormonal therapy and chemotherapy. Furthermore, in the light of newly gained knowledge, new…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-328
Number of pages10
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 30 1992

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