High-dose chemo and IBC?

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Question from Fiona: What's your opinion on high-dose chemotherapy for use with IBC?
Answers - Gabriel N. Hortobagyi, M.D., F.A.C.P. High dose-chemotherapy remains a treatment under investigation for any and all types of breast cancer. It is not part of standard treatment. Whether it will have or whether it would have had effects in patients with inflammatory breast cancer remains to be determined, and unfortunately because there is such a small number of inflammatory breast cancers, there will never be a definitive trial of that question.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Inflammatory Breast Cancer featured Gabriel Hortobagyi, M.D., Thomas Buchholz, M.D., and moderator Jennifer Sabol, M.D. answering your questions about inflammatory breast cancer, a rare but aggressive form of breast cancer.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in October 2006.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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