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Landmark Study in The Lancet Oncology Shows Capecitabine (Xeloda(R)) Combination Therapy Reduces Early Breast Cancer Recurrence
Date:11/11/2009

men in the capecitabine-containing arm experienced tumour growth in another part of their body compared to 72 women in the non-capecitabine arm. - The study participants need to be followed up for longer in order to assess the effect of capecitabine on survival. - This analysis is further evidence that capecitabine may have a role in early breast cancer treatment.

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The Finnish Breast Cancer Group is a scientific and educational legitimised society for scientists and specialists who are responsible for breast cancer diagnostics and treatment in Finland. With 260 members The Finnish Breast Cancer Group has carried out several clinical trials on advanced breast cancer and in adjuvant setting on academic basis from 1991.

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3. Olivotto IA, Bajdik CD, Ravdin PM, Speers CH, Coldman AJ, Norris BD, Davis GJ, Chia SK, Gelmon KA. Population-based validation of the prognostic model ADJUVANT! for early breast cancer. J Clin Oncol 2005;23:2716-25.

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