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06-15-2007, 08:18 AM
1: Oncology (Williston Park). 2007 May;21(6):673-9; discussion 679-80, 686-7.
What progress have we made in managing inflammatory breast cancer?

Dawood S, Cristofanilli M.
Department of Breast Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.
Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a rare and aggressive form of the disease. It is diagnosed based on clinical signs of a rapidly enlarging, tender, erythematous, edematous breast that often presents without an underlying breast mass. IBC historically was considered a uniformly fatal disease. With the advent of multimodality treatments including primary systemic chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy, approximately one-third of women diagnosed with IBC will become long-term survivors. This review examines the limitations of the current definition of IBC, explores our current understanding of the biology of IBC, and reviews the many exciting advances in locoregional and systemic treatment of IBC.
PMID: 17564325 [PubMed - in process]

06-21-2007, 07:18 PM

Thank you for posting this article. It gives me hope for a better prognosis than the one I had been given!