The term “No Evidence of Disease (NED)” means that the cancer is not detectable in a person’s body with currently available tests such as imaging and blood tests.
According to one study, 16% of MBC patients achieved NED, and they often lived longer. Factors related to attaining NED included having a healthy body weight, estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, de novo MBC (when the first diagnosis of breast cancer is MBC), a single site of metastasis, local treatment of the tumor and others.
Read below for more details about what NED is and studies of people with MBC who attained NED.
General Information About NED
- MD Anderson: Remission, Cancer-free, NED: What’s the Difference?
Research On NED
- Cancer Network: MBC Patients Who Attain NED Live Longer
- Journal article: Prognosis for Patients with MBC who Achieve NED
- Abstract: Clinical Characteristics of Patients with NED Versus Residual Disease to Anti-HER2 Therapy in MBC
Last Modified on January 12, 2022
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