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HIGH-INTENSITY CHEMOTHERAPY WITH HEMATOPOIETIC SUPPORT IN BREAST-CANCER

J CROWN, L VAHDAT, D FENNELLY, P FRANCIS, C WASSERHEIT, C HUDIS, A KRITZ, J SCHNEIDER, N HAMILTON, T GILEWSKI, L NORTON, F Squartini (ed.), G Bevilacqua (ed.), PF Conte (ed.), A Surbone (ed.)

BREAST CANCER: FROM BIOLOGY TO THERAPY | NEW YORK ACAD SCIENCES | Published : 1993

Abstract

Chemotherapy can produce excellent palliation for many patients with metastatic breast cancer. Survival impact is, however, limited, and permanent remission is extremely rare. There is increasing evidence that dose and dose intensity may be important determinants of outcome in the chemotherapy of breast cancer. Single courses of chemotherapy in doses requiring autologous bone marrow support produce high rates of objective response in patients with metastatic disease that was refractory to prior standard-dose therapy. When used as first chemotherapy for metastases or as consolidation in patients whose disease is responding to lower-dose therapy, high-dose chemotherapy can result in prolonged ..

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