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The New York Times September 27, 2021

Cancer Without Chemotherapy: ‘A Totally Different World’

by Gina Kolata

A growing number of cancer patients, especially those with breast and lung cancers, are being spared the dreaded treatment in favor of other options.

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J Natl Cancer Inst MAY 1, 2018

Recent Trends in Chemotherapy Use and Oncologists' Treatment Recommendations for Early-Stage Breast Cancer

AW Kurian et al

For both node-negative/micrometastasis and node-positive patients, chemotherapy receipt and oncologists' recommendations for chemotherapy declined markedly over time, wit …

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