Overall survival (OS), disease-free survival (DFS), and distant recurrence-free interval (DRFI) were evaluated from 169 patients diagnosed with early triple negative breast cancer. Overall, 5 and 10 years OS, DFS, and DRFI were 77% and 65%; 60% and 46%; and 74% and 73%, respectively. Forty-seven patients did not receive chemotherapy. A separate analysis was performed excluding those patients. In this subgroup, 5- and 10-year OS, DFS, and DRFI were 86% and 77%; 68% and 54%, 77% both at 5 and 10 years. Prognosis is better than previously described; adjuvant chemotherapy should be offered to fit elderly patients if clinically warranted.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||The Breast Journal|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2019|
- breast cancer
- triple negative