Addressing overtreatment in breast cancer: The doctors' dilemma Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'
  • Unnecessary Procedures

abstract

  • Patients with favorable prognosis of breast cancer are vulnerable to overtreatment because the absolute net benefit of different treatments may be small and difficult to quantify in individual cases. Advances in personalized treatment hold the promise of increasing the certainty of the treatment benefit of different treatments in individual patients, but insufficient attention has been paid to the challenges to treatment decision-making. Copyright © 2013 American Cancer Society.

publication date

  • October 15, 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.28260

PubMed ID

  • 23913512

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3584

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 119

number

  • 20