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Volume 8 Supplement 1

Symposium Mammographicum 2006

Oncology update: what do all those acronyms mean?

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This presentation will review ongoing clinical research in breast oncology across the United Kingdom, briefly summarising the rationale for each trial and including an update on the current enrolment status. UK trials will be compared with breast cancer trials running in other countries, many of which have a similar design. Particular attention will be paid to the final results from the NEAT trial, which will have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine immediately before the conference started. The NICE panel's ruling on adjuvant taxanes has also just appeared and this will be also be presented. The talk will end with a review of important questions that remain unanswered in breast oncology and a discussion of the trials that are currently on the drawing board to answer these questions.

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Correspondence to L Hughes-Davies.

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Keywords

  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer Research
  • Clinical Research
  • Taxanes
  • England Journal