Hormonal receptors and response to treatment of breast cancer: A retrospective evaluation in 60 patients

D. Loven, E. Rakowsky, J. A. Stein, A. Geier, B. Lunenfeld

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Abstract

Response to several types of endocrine therapy or chemotherapy was evaluated in 60 patients with breast cancer. Estrogen and progesterone receptors were determined by radioimmunoassay. Response to endocrine therapy was significantly higher (P<0.01) among estrogen receptor (ER)-positive cases than among ER-negative cases. The response to chemotherapy did not differ significantly between the two groups. The results of this small series support the conclusion that determination of ER is valuable in planning endocrine treatment of the breast cancer patient, whereas response to chemotherapy does not correlate with ER levels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)960-964
Number of pages5
JournalIsrael Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume17
Issue number9-10
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

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