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Cancer Patients May Reduce Fast Growing Breast Cancer Recurrences: Findings Reported at 2010 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
Date:12/10/2010

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Joyce O'Shaughnessy, M.D., medical director and co-chair of the Breast Cancer Research Committee, US Oncology Research, and medical oncologist with Texas Oncology-Baylor Sammons Cancer Center, presented her study findings today at the 33rd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), an international scientific symposium for interaction and exchange among basic scientists and clinicians in breast cancer.

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Her captivating study titled "First Efficacy Results of a Randomized, Open-Label, Phase III Study of Adjuvant Doxorubicin Plus Cyclophosphamide Followed by Docetaxel with or without Capecitabine in High-Risk Early Breast Cancer" involved an innovative ten-year analysis focusing on high-risk early breast cancer. Her presentation provided an in-depth look at how faster growing breast cancers react to Xeloda® (capecitabine).

"Although the overall study results at the time of this analysis do not show that breast cancer recurrences are significantly decreased with the addition of Xeloda to standard chemotherapy, I think the study suggests that Xeloda may reduce recurrence of faster growing breast cancers," said Dr. O'Shaughnessy. "Hopefully longer follow-up will confirm these findings."

Dr. O'Shaughnessy is one of several internationally recognized investigators affiliated with US Oncology Research who participated in studies that are being presented, discussed and displayed Dec. 8-12 to a broad international audience of academic and private researchers and physicians from more than 90 countries. She a
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