History of the therapy of breast cancer

Kirby I. Bland, Edward M. Copeland, V. Suzanne Klimberg

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This chapter provides the reader with an overview of the key milestones in the development of the current understanding and management of breast cancer. Although the milestones listed here are important ones, the list is by no means comprehensive. The historical evolution of breast cancer treatment begins with the ancient civilizations, moves through the Middle Ages, and the 18th and 19th centuries and broadly covers the advent of breast reconstruction, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and advances in cancer biology during the 20th century through current therapies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Breast
Subtitle of host publicationComprehensive Management of Benign and Malignant Diseases
PublisherElsevier Inc.
ISBN (Print)9780323359559
StatePublished - 2018


  • Breast cancer
  • History
  • Management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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