Clinical Insights: Neoadjuvant Therapy in Breast Cancer
Part of the Oncology eBook Collection
Edited by Mario Campone & Jean-Sebastien Frenel
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is the standard of care in patients with locally advanced breast cancer and the objectives of therapy are to improve breast conservative surgery and to control micrometastases with the hope of improving survival. In this seven-chapter book, experts explore current options in the neoadjuvant setting, evaluation of response to treatment, principal goals for neoadjuvant systemic therapy and development of new targeted agents. There is also discussion of the radiation recommendations after surgery and a review of the current and forthcoming data on the use of monoclonal antibodies as part of neoadjuvant therapy.