Combined modality treatment of stage III and inflammatory breast cancer. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center experience

Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 1995 Oct;4(4):715-34.


Seven hundred fifty-two patients with stage III disease (of those, 178 patients with inflammatory carcinoma) were treated with a combined modality approach at our institute in seven prospective studies. After three to four cycles of chemotherapy, each patient was treated with local therapy. An estimated 54% of patients with stage IIIA disease and 24% of patients with stage IIIB disease were free of disease. An estimated 30% of patients with inflammatory carcinoma of breast were free of disease beyond 10 years with this approach.

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / pathology
  • Adenocarcinoma / therapy*
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
  • Breast Neoplasms / pathology
  • Breast Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Disease-Free Survival
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Neoplasm Staging