MBC Alliance Publishes Fourth Article in our Epidemiology Series
New Study Shows Regional Differences in Improved Survival of Patients with
De Novo Metastatic Breast Cancer Over Time
NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — A retrospective analysis – reported in the journal Cancer by Judith Malmgren, PhD, and co-authors – studied patients in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) 9 population and an institutional cohort with de novo metastatic breast cancer (MBC), which is a first diagnosis of breast cancer that is stage IV. The SEER 9 population includes cancer patients in nine US regions including Seattle-Puget Sound, and is representative of the US population. The institutional cohort includes patients with breast cancer who are followed over time, who live in the Seattle-Puget Sound registry area, and whose cases are included in SEER Seattle-Puget Sound. Approximately 13,000 new cases of de novo MBC are diagnosed annually in the United States.