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By M. H. N. Tattersall (auth.), Professor Dr. Hans-Jörg Senn, Priv.-Doz. Dr. Aron Goldhirsch, Dr. Richard D. Gelber, Dr. Bruno Osterwalder (eds.)

The final "consumer" of the information provided at meetings at the basic remedy of operable breast melanoma is the sufferer, and whilst, as during this sickness, some great benefits of treatment are fairly mod­ est, the supply and interpretation of the information from trials be­ comes a topic of fundamental significance. the results of current deal with­ ment are in truth such that extra sufferers relapse regardless of remedy than are predicted to profit from it. it truly is, as a result, tremendous dif­ ficult for the health care provider to suggest unequivocally one specific adjuvant therapy modality for the substantial inhabitants of ladies with breast melanoma. the translation of effects from scientific research-oriented professional­ grams is consistently utilized, notwithstanding, within the therapy of breast melanoma sufferers outdoors of scientific trials. From provided or submit­ ed information, many physicians extrapolate symptoms for using a given remedy routine for his or her sufferers, perceiving it because the "best on hand remedy. " it's crucial that the "best on hand treatment" be chosen separately for every sufferer. despite the fact that, contemplating the modest impression of remedy upon consequence, it's principal that those that give you the information - those who find themselves occupied with either pa­ tient care and medical examine - make it recognized that the easiest cur­ lease therapy for the inhabitants of breast melanoma sufferers is avail­ capable in the framework of scientific trials. during this approach not just present-day sufferers but additionally destiny ones will derive the best benefit.

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As larger randomized studies are planned, the rationale for the more complex approach must be clear, not only to the investigators, but also to the practitioners and their patients. Otherwise, cooperation with the accrual to the trials will not be secured. Rationale for preoperative chemotherapy Although each biological phenomenon will be discussed separately, they are all clearly interconnected and should be taken as equally important. The following are considered of importance: Kinetics The range of doubling times of systemic micrometastases, according to recent reports, may vary from as low as 17 days to as high as several months (Band and Deschamps 1983).

02 as compared with 36 weeks of the Cooper regimen (Cooper et al. 2). If the dose intensity of Nissen-Meyer's treatment were increased fourfold, i. 96 dose intensity; i. e. 3-year RFS might increase to 20%. Thus, the use of the dose intensity concept might allow estimation of what postoperative chemotherapy would be required to replace much more prolonged conventional treatment. However, in ad- Correlation of Dose Intensity and Prognosis in Adjuvant Chemotherapy 100 POST MENOPAUSAL (1-3n) POST MENOPAUSAL (>3n) A B 90 80 I/) 70 \> cp IL.

Supported by I NSERM and C. R. A. C. (Centre de Recherches Appliquees a la Chimiotherapie). Recent Results in Cancer Research, Vol. 115 © Springer· Verlag Berlin· Heidelberg 1989 Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in the Conservative Management of Breast Cancer 37 Material and Methods Between January 1, 1980 and October 10, 1987, 252 patients entered study 03SR80, combining primary chemotherapy, locoregional radiotherapy and maintenance chemotherapy, with or without hormonotherapy. Diagnosis relied on cytology and histology obtained by aspiration and drill biopsy.

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