Novel intraoperative molecular test for sentinel lymph node metastases in patients with early-stage breast cancer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Intraoperative Care
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

abstract

  • The BLN Assay allows a rapid evaluation of 50% of each SLN. Comparison with permanent-section histology on adjacent node pieces evaluated by expert pathologists indicated that the BLN Assay was more sensitive than current intraoperative techniques while maintaining high specificity. These data indicate that the assay may be clinically useful for intraoperative or postoperative axillary lymph node dissection decisions.

publication date

  • September 15, 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1200/JCO.2007.14.0665

PubMed ID

  • 18612150

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3338

end page

  • 45

volume

  • 26

number

  • 20