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November 1978

Spontaneous Regression of Breast Carcinoma

Author Affiliations

From the Medical Breast Service, Departments of Medicine (Drs Krutchik, Buzdar, and Blumenschein) and Pathology (Dr Lukeman), The University of Texas System Cancer Center, M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Houston. Dr Krutchik is now in private practice in Passiac, NJ.

Arch Intern Med. 1978;138(11):1734-1735. doi:10.1001/archinte.1978.03630360104043

Spontaneous regression of breast carcinoma occurred in a patient with a malignant pleural effusion and bone metastases. The patient did not receive any form of hormonal manipulation or systemic chemotherapy. It is postulated that the spontaneous regression of the carcinoma may have been caused by immunological factors.

(Arch Intern Med 138:1734-1735, 1978)