Prognostic factors can be useful for making decisions about which patients should receive adjuvant therapy, and predictive factors can be used to predict response or lack of response to a particular therapy. We review the standard factors that are available today for primary breast cancer, and we describe some of the new, potential prognostic and predictive factors that are currently under investigation.
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Scarff-Bloom-Richardson tumor grade
Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program of the National Cancer Institute
Estrogen receptor; PgR:Progesterone receptor
National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project
Thymidine labeling index
Cyclophosphamide, meth-otrexate, and 5-fluorouracil
Cyclophosphamide, doxor-ubicin, and 5-fluorouracil
Single strand conformation polymorphism
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
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Supported in part by grants CA30195, CA58183, CA54174 from the National Cancer Institute.
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Clark, G.M. Prognostic and predictive factors for breast cancer. Breast Cancer 2, 79 (1995). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02966945
- Breast cancer
- Prognostic factors
- Predictive factors