Treatment and survival on advanced breast cancer.Br Med J 1978; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.6153.1673 (Published 16 December 1978) Cite this as: Br Med J 1978;2:1673
- T Priestman,
- M Baum,
- V Jones,
- J Forbes
The final results of a clinical trial comparing endocrine with cytotoxic drug treatment for advanced breast cancer were analysed. Although cytotoxic treatment gave a significantly higher response rate with a remission duration comparable to that obtained with endocrine treatment, the sequence in which the two treatments were given did not appear to influence survival--except possibly in women with rapidly progressing disease, when cytotoxic treatment is preferred.