Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Rising incidence of cancer in survivors

Rising incidence of breast cancer among female cancer survivors: implications for surveillance
Paper in this months British Journal of Cancer, British Journal of Cancer (2009) 100, 77 – 81 from the Netherlands, showing a marked rise in breast cancer incidence among female cancer survivors.

There are certainly questions raised from this study, in contradistinction to recent papers suggesting that most patients who are not in trials or undergoing adjuvant therapy can be discharged after surgery.

What implications will it have on your Cancer Centre's policy?