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Revista médica de Chile

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SANCHEZ, César et al. Survival rates of advanced estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer. Analysis of 211 cases. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2020, vol.148, n.9, pp.1233-1238. ISSN 0034-9887.


About 80% of breast cancer (BC) cases express estrogen receptor (ER), which has been correlated with good prognosis and response to estrogen deprivation


To characterize ER positive advanced BC (ABC) patients treated at our institution assessing the impact of clinical pre-sentation (stage IV, de novo disease at diagnosis versus systemic recurrence) and BC subtype on survival rates.

Material and Methods:

We evaluated 211 ER+ advanced BC (ABC) patients, treated between 1997 and 2017.


The median overall survival (OS) was 37 months. Median OS for the period 1997/2006 and 2007/2017 were 33 and 42 months, respectively (p = 0.47). Luminal A, ABC stage IV disease at diagnosis displayed better OS rates than Luminal B stage IV tumors (100 and 32 months respectively, p < 0.01).


Clinical presentation (stage IV vs. systemic recurrence) and tumor subtype are key determinants of OS in ABC.

Keywords : Breast Neoplasms; Neoplasm Metastasis; Prognosis; Receptors, Estrogen.

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