Exploratory analysis of GeparOcto patients published in "Cancers"
pCR in breast and axillary lymph nodes after NAST in patients with initially pN+ correlates with DFS. Conversion to ypN0 is of high prognostic value.
Surgical axillary staging after NAST is still essential in these patients to offer tailored treatment.
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Gerber, B.et al. Pathological Response in the Breast and Axillary Lymph Nodes after Neoadjuvant Systemic Treatment in Patients with Initially Node-Positive Breast Cancer Correlates with Disease Free Survival: An Exploratory Analysis of the GeparOcto Trial. Cancers 2022, 14, 521. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers14030521