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Abenaa M. Brewster, Isabelle Bedrosian, Patricia A. Parker, Wenli Dong, Susan K. Peterson, Scott B. Cantor, Melissa Crosby and Yu Shen Association between contralateral prophylactic mastectomy and breast cancer outcomes by hormone receptor status Cancer 118

Version of Record online: 19 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27574

The study examined the association between contralateral prophylactic mastectomy and disease-free and overall survival in a large cohort of patients with early-stage breast cancer, applying the propensity score method to reduce the impact of selection bias. Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy was associated with improved disease-free survival for some patients with hormone receptor–negative breast cancer, suggesting that certain subsets of patients may be more likely to benefit from the procedure than others.

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