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The huge, immense effect of either medical and easy examine at the box of breast melanoma can now be without difficulty favored. it's the objective of this new sequence of books to assemble the hot significant advances in our realizing of the affliction. the 1st quantity is dedicated completely to remedy. it truly is written via students who're really investigating the organic rules which underlie our present methods to treatment. for instance, numerous articles have seemed offering a few advert­ vantage for one surgical method of fundamental breast melanoma in comparison with one other. the hot message is that those arguments for some of the best­ ity of 1 surgical technique over a.nother are legitimate purely in that minority of sufferers whose affliction is de facto restrained to the first tumor web site. it truly is a long way less significant which surgical technique is chosen for the bigger team of sufferers who current with occult far-off metastases. the total topic of adjuvant treatment continues to be in its infancy. we've got stepped forward from single-agent adjuvant chemotherapy to mixed modality regimens such as blend chemotherapy plus im­ munotherapy, plus radiotherapy, plus endocrine remedy. it is going to un­ doubtedly take a long time to deal with the correct use of those agents.

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W. Nicholson, Carcinoma of breast, Br. J. Surg. 8,527-528 (1921). 34. M. Bosner, Microscopical study of evolution of mouse mammary cancer-Effect of milk factor and comparison with human disease, J. Pathol. Bacteriol. 57, 413-422 (1945). 35. A. Willis, Pathology of TurnouTS, 2nd Edition, Butterworths, London (1953). 36. A. Urban, Bilaterality of cancer of the breast. Biopsy of the opposite breast, Cancer 20,1867-1870 (1967). 37. A. Urban, Biopsy of the "normal" breast in treating breast cancer, Surg.

In 1972,(92) the same investigator presented survival figures for a series of 702 cases. For patients under 50 years of age, the five-year survival rate was 90% and the ten-year survival rate, 81 %, whereas the corresponding rates for patients over 65 were 83% and 58%. "(93) The five-year survival rate for 74 patients subjected to segmental mastectomy was 65%, and for 109 patients treated with radical mastectomy, 50%. Porritt acknowledged that the factor of case selection makes it difficult to assess the significance of the results.

A possible role for circulating antigen, Br. J. Cancer 26,427-438 (1972). 9. M. Watkins, The effects of surgery on lymphocyte transformation in patients with cancer, Clin. Exp. Immunol. 14,69-76 (1973). 10. E. O. McKay, Suppression of the tubercular response in malignant disease, Br. Med. J. 2, 1346-1348 (1965). 11. L. Israel, J. Mugica, and P. Chahinian, Prognosis of early bronchogenic carcinoma. Survival curves of 451 patients after resection of lung cancer in relation to the results of the preoperative tuberculin skin test, Biomedicine 19,68-72 (1973).

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