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Clinical outcome of patients with stage IV breast cancer is dependent on tumor biology, extent, and localization of metastases. Routine imaging diagnostics for distant metastasis is not recommended by the national guidelines for breast cancer follow-up. In this study, we evaluated different patterns of metastases of cancer subtypes in order to generate(More)
Much time and money has been spent on the establishment and preservation of certified breast centers (CBCs), but up to now there is almost no evidence for whether certification results in an improved outcome for breast cancer patients. The aim of this evaluation was to assess, whether the certification of specialized units had any influence on their(More)
Over the past two decades, there has been a rising trend in malignant melanoma incidence worldwide. In 2008, Germany introduced a nationwide skin cancer screening program starting at age 35. The aims of this study were to analyse the distribution of malignant melanoma tumour stages over time, as well as demographic and regional differences in stage(More)
Prognosis of Her2-positive breast cancer has changed since the introduction of trastuzumab for treatment in metastatic and early breast cancer. It was described to be even better compared to prognosis of Her2-negative metastatic breast cancer. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of trastuzumab in our cohort. Besides the effect of adjuvant(More)
This population-based analysis aimed to describe the 12-year trend of primary surgery following the introduction of national guidelines for the management of breast cancer in Germany, thus the implementation of breast-conserving surgery (BCS) for pT1/2-tumours and the implementation of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). Cancer registry data from 72 742(More)
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