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Medical News and Perspectives
July 23 2008

New Treatment Strategies Provide More Options for Patients With Breast Cancer

JAMA. 2008;300(4):381-382. doi:10.1001/jama.300.4.381

Chicago—Recently completed clinical trials indicate that new treatment strategies may control disease and improve survival for patients with breast cancer, in some cases in advanced disease. The findings, presented here at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in June, suggest that patients with breast cancer will soon have more options for treating the disease.

“We have a multitude of therapies for women with breast cancer but continue to need new treatments that are more effective and have fewer side effects,” said Eric Winer, MD, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Breast Oncology Center at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, both in Boston.

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