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Bone Marrow Micrometastases in Breast Cancer Patients: A Long-Term Follow-up Study

By Annamaria Molino, Monica Giovannini, Rocco Micciolo, Alessandra Auriemma, Elena Fiorio, Antonio Santo and Gian Luigi Cetto


In 125 early breast cancer patients who underwent multiple bone marrow aspirates, there was no significant difference in terms of disease-free and overall survival after a median follow-up of 163 months between the patients with or without micrometastasis at the time of primary surgery. However, when the time-dependent evolution of the bone marrow aspirates was taken into account, some evidence for a longer disease-free and overall survival was found for the patients with negative bone marro

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