Original Publication Date: 16 February, 2014
Publication / Source: Clinical Practice
Authors: Elisa Vicini, Vikram Swaminathan & Riccardo Alberto Audisio
Despite 40% of breast cancers being diagnosed in women older than 65 years of age in developed countries, we are far from fully understanding the biology and optimizing treatment for this rapidly expanding age group. According to recent statistics, breast cancer mortality rates have decreased in recent years for younger women, while elderly patients have not enjoyed such an improvement.