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MammaPrint® test for personalised management of adjuvant chemotherapy decisions in early breast cancer
KCE Report 298 (2018) Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in Belgium and throughout the world. Provided this cancer is in the early stage, treatment is essentially locoregional, that is, via surgery alone or combined with radiation therapy. In theory, this treatment is enough to eradicate the tumour since it is still limited. However, it is known that about 30% of patients treated in this way are at risk of developing remote metastases, because metastatic cancerous cells are already present but undetectable at the time of diagnosis.
KCE Reports 301 (2018) Children and adults have their specific networks for mental healthcare but what about elderly people? Is it necessary to organise their care in a separate network or can it be integrated into the “adult” healthcare system? To this question we have responded that the chronological age should not be a decisive criterion, because some “elderly” people are in top shape, active and independent, while others are very fragile and dependent. Thus the current network of adult care needs to be broadened to include the population’s higher age groups.