A Randomized Phase III Trial of the Value of Early Local Therapy for the Intact Primary Tumor in Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer
The purpose of this trial is to study early surgery to see how well it works compared to standard palliative therapy in treating patients with stage IV breast cancer. Early surgery may have fewer side effects and improve recovery. Palliative surgery or radiation therapy may help patients with advanced breast cancer live more comfortably. It is not yet known whether early surgery is more effective than palliative therapy for advanced breast cancer.
Stanford is not currently accepting new patients for this trial. You may want to check clinicaltrials.gov to see if other locations are recruiting.
- procedure : palliative surgery
- procedure : therapeutic conventional surgery
- radiation : palliative radiation therapy
- radiation : radiation therapy
Phase: Phase 3
Ages Eligible For Study: