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Treatment for locally advanced breast cancer: a global challenge, personalized medicine or both?

Jacobs, Carmel; Simos, Demetrios; Clemons, Mark

Current Opinion in Supportive & Palliative Care: March 2014 - Volume 8 - Issue 1 - p 30–32
doi: 10.1097/SPC.0000000000000028

In this special issue of Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care, we are delighted to bring together key, internationally recognized experts in the field of breast cancer care for a special issue on locally advanced breast cancer (LABC). To place this disease in context, we have deliberately tried to keep the chapter headings pertinent to the real world issues facing both patients and their healthcare providers.

Division of Medical Oncology, The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Correspondence to Mark Clemons, MD, Division of Medical Oncology, The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8L6, Canada. Tel: +1 613 737 7700 x 70170; fax: +1 613 247-3511; e-mail:

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