BREAST, vol.32, pp.237-244, 2017 (SCI-Expanded)
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Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Breast cancer, Neoadjuvant chemotherapy, Body mass index, Pathological complete response, Survival, BODY-MASS INDEX, HORMONE-RECEPTOR STATUS, COMPLETE ERADICATION, MOLECULAR SUBTYPES, INSULIN-RESISTANCE, PREDICTIVE FACTOR, POOLED ANALYSIS, SURFACE AREA, RISK-FACTORS, WEIGHT-GAIN
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Purpose: The relation between higher body mass index (BMI) and pathological complete response (pCR) to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in breast cancer (BC) is a controversial issue according to the data of Western and Asian patients. The aim of this study is to evaluate BMI and pCR to NAC and discuss the importance of pCR outcomes in Turkish BC patients as a bridging country between Europe and Asia.