Despite many advances in treatment, the median OS of metastatic breast cancer is about 3 years, and only 20%-30% of women survive longer than 5 years. According to the MBC Decade Report, progress in terms of improved outcomes, quality of life, awareness, and information regarding advanced breast cancer has been slow. Some recent studies have shown improved OS, largely due to advances in human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)–positive breast cancer. Of note, enhanced survival is seen in an environment with access to the best available care.
For additional information, refer to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Breast Cancer Clinical Practice Guidelines and the 5th ESO-ESMO International Consensus Guidelines for Advanced Breast Cancer (ABC5).
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