Proceedings of the Consensus Conference on Breast Conservation, April 28 to May 1, 2005, Milan, Italy Conference Paper uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Mastectomy, Segmental

abstract

  • In a single generation the treatment of most women with early-stage breast cancer has changed dramatically. Clinical trials with more than 20 years of follow-up have documented that, for appropriately selected patients, breast conserving surgery followed by whole breast irradiation has an outcome equivalent to mastectomy. The appropriate selection of patients remains controversial. Questions remain regarding the role of new diagnostic imaging modalities, radiation therapy techniques, achieving optimal cosmesis, the choice and the timing of adjuvant chemotherapy, etc. © 2006 American Cancer Society.

authors

publication date

  • July 15, 2006

Research

keywords

  • Conference Paper

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.21988

PubMed ID

  • 16770785

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 242

end page

  • 50

volume

  • 107

number

  • 2