Can Chemotherapy Before Surgery Eliminate the Need for Surgery?
Nov 2, 2023
Dr. Henry Kuerer shares the results of his study looking at whether some women can skip surgery after chemotherapy before surgery.
At the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2023 Congress in Madrid, Spain, Dr. Henry Kuerer presented results from a study looking at whether some women diagnosed with early-stage triple-negative breast cancer or early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer could skip surgery if they had a pathologic complete response to chemotherapy before surgery.
Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Kuerer explain:
- what a pathologic complete response is
- why no women diagnosed with hormone receptor-positive disease were in the study
- the results of the study
- what the next steps are for this research