Evaluation of the stage IB designation of the American Joint Committee on Cancer staging system in breast cancer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Neoplasm Staging

abstract

  • Among patients with T1 breast cancer, individuals with micrometastases and those with negative nodes have similar survival outcomes. ER status and grade are better discriminants of survival than the presence of small-volume nodal metastases. In preparing the next edition of the AJCC staging system, consideration should be given to eliminating the stage IB designation and incorporating biologic factors.

publication date

  • April 2015

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4372850

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1200/JCO.2014.57.2958

PubMed ID

  • 25488970

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1119

end page

  • 27

volume

  • 33

number

  • 10