Breast cancer treatment delays linked to decreased survival time

April 24, 2013

A study by UC Irvine researchers finds a link between treatment delays and survival times in breast cancer patients.

“The data provided a unique perspective that can be used to improve the outcome of breast cancer in adolescents and young adult women," said Hoda Anton-Culver, professor and chair of epidemiology and director of the Genetic Epidemiology Research Institute at UC Irvine.

"Our findings demonstrate that young women with more than a six-week delay in surgical treatment have shorter survival times compared with those who had surgery closer to their diagnosis.”

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