OHSU Cancer Institute physicians validate reclassification of breast cancer stages

ancer would now be diagnosed with Stage III. Thus, the 10-year survival rate for those with Stage II breast cancer improved, from 66 percent (5th edition) to 72 percent (6th edition). For those with Stage III, the 10-year survival rate also improved, from 30 percent to 36 percent.

The 6th edition classification system has been required for use for cases diagnosed since January 1, 2003.

The study's lead author is Eugene Kim, an undergraduate at Case Western University, in collaboration Sanghvi; Choong R. Kim, M.D., adjunct clinical faculty at OHSU and a physician at St. John Medical Center; Carol Marquez, M.D., associate professor of radiation medicine, OHSU; and Charles R. Thomas, Jr., M.D., professor and chair of radiation medicine, OHSU.


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Oregon Health & Science University

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