Early Surgery or Standard Palliative Therapy in Treating Patients With Stage IV Breast Cancer

Trial ID or NCT#



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RATIONALE: The primary tumor might be a source of re-seeding of distant sites and therefore elimination of this source of metastasizing cells by early local therapy may be of benefit. PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying early surgery to see how well it works compared to standard palliative therapy in treating patients with stage IV breast cancer.

Official Title

A Randomized Phase III Trial of the Value of Early Local Therapy for the Intact Primary Tumor in Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years to 120 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No


Frederick M. Dirbas, MD
Frederick M. Dirbas, MD
Breast specialist, Breast surgeon, Surgical oncologist
Associate Professor of Surgery (General Surgery)

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