Axillary dissection can be avoided in the majority of clinically node-negative patients undergoing breast-conserving therapy Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Mastectomy, Segmental

abstract

  • ALND was avoided in 84 % of a consecutive series of patients having BCT, suggesting that most patients meeting ACOSOG Z0011 eligibility have a low axillary tumor burden. Age, ER, and HER2 status were not predictive of ALND, and the criteria used for ALND (≥3 SNs, ECE) reliably identified patients at high risk for residual axillary disease.

publication date

  • January 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4349525

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1245/s10434-013-3200-6

PubMed ID

  • 23975314

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 22

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 21

number

  • 1