UT MD Anderson study finds advances in breast cancer don’t extend to older women:
NCI Cancer Center News
The survival rates for older women with breast cancer lag behind younger women diagnosed with the disease, indicating that the elder population may be missing out on improvements in treatment and detection, according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, is one of the first to identify whether the improvements made in breast cancer outcomes over the past three decades have been experienced by women of all ages, or only by certain age subsets.
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