Dr. Eric P. Winer on Pathologic Complete Response and Disease Free Survival in Breast Cancer

Winer says patients who do well on carboplatin and show both a good pathologic complete response and good disease free survival may be patients who have refractory disease and are responding well to the treatment, while others may be patients who were bound to do well regardless.

Eric P. Winer, MD, chief of the Division of Women's Cancers, director of the Breast Oncology Program, Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses the disconnect between a good pathologic complete response and disease free survival in patients with breast cancer.