Delays in Adjuvant Chemotherapy Among Breast Cancer Patients: An Unintended Consequence of Breast Surgery?

Delays in Adjuvant Chemotherapy Among Breast Cancer Patients: An Unintended Consequence of Breast... Ann Surg Oncol (2018) 25:1786–1787 https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-018-6415-8 ED ITORIA L – BREA S T O NCOLO G Y Delays in Adjuvant Chemotherapy Among Breast Cancer Patients: An Unintended Consequence of Breast Surgery? 1 2,3 Debora de Melo Gagliato, MD and Mariana Chavez-MacGregor, MD, MSc 1 2 Department of Clinical Oncology, Hospital Sirio Libanes, Sa ˜o Paulo, SP, Brazil; Department of Health Services Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; Department of Breast Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX Use of adjuvant chemotherapy plays a crucial role in definitive breast cancer surgery that correlated with a delay 1,2 improving the outcomes of breast cancer (BC) patients. in TTC in a large cohort of patients using the National In recent years, delays in administration of adjuvant Cancer Database. This study adds to the body of evidence chemotherapy have been associated with detrimental out- demonstrating that delays in TTC are associated with poor comes. The impact on outcomes is of significant outcomes. Furthermore, this study shows that the propor- magnitude, thus timeliness in chemotherapy administration tion of patients experiencing delays is small, since only has been proposed as a quality metric. Several studies http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Annals of Surgical Oncology Springer Journals

Delays in Adjuvant Chemotherapy Among Breast Cancer Patients: An Unintended Consequence of Breast Surgery?

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Springer International Publishing
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Copyright © 2018 by Society of Surgical Oncology
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Surgical Oncology; Oncology; Surgery
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1068-9265
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1534-4681
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10.1245/s10434-018-6415-8
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Ann Surg Oncol (2018) 25:1786–1787 https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-018-6415-8 ED ITORIA L – BREA S T O NCOLO G Y Delays in Adjuvant Chemotherapy Among Breast Cancer Patients: An Unintended Consequence of Breast Surgery? 1 2,3 Debora de Melo Gagliato, MD and Mariana Chavez-MacGregor, MD, MSc 1 2 Department of Clinical Oncology, Hospital Sirio Libanes, Sa ˜o Paulo, SP, Brazil; Department of Health Services Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; Department of Breast Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX Use of adjuvant chemotherapy plays a crucial role in definitive breast cancer surgery that correlated with a delay 1,2 improving the outcomes of breast cancer (BC) patients. in TTC in a large cohort of patients using the National In recent years, delays in administration of adjuvant Cancer Database. This study adds to the body of evidence chemotherapy have been associated with detrimental out- demonstrating that delays in TTC are associated with poor comes. The impact on outcomes is of significant outcomes. Furthermore, this study shows that the propor- magnitude, thus timeliness in chemotherapy administration tion of patients experiencing delays is small, since only has been proposed as a quality metric. Several studies

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Annals of Surgical OncologySpringer Journals

Published: Mar 29, 2018

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