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BACKGROUND If treatment of the axilla is indicated in patients with breast cancer who have a positive sentinel node, axillary lymph node dissection is the present standard. Although axillary lymph(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate whether preoperative neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with primary operable breast cancer results in better overall survival (OS) and relapse-free survival rates and whether(More)
Despite improved surgical treatment strategies for rectal cancer, 5-15% of all patients will develop local recurrences. After conservative surgery, circumferential resection margin (CRM) involvement(More)
PURPOSE Quality assessment and assurance are important issues in modern health care. For the evaluation of surgical procedures, there are indirect parameters such as complication, recurrence, and(More)