Marian B E Menke

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Surgical margin status after first breast-conserving surgery (BCS) is used as a quality indicator of breast cancer care in the Netherlands. The aim is to describe the variation in surgical margin status between hospitals. 7,345 patients with DCIS or invasive cancer (T1-2,N0-1,M0) diagnosed between July 1, 2008, and June 30, 2009, who underwent BCS as first(More)
OBJECTIVE In breast cancer patients eligible for breast-conserving surgery, we evaluated whether the information provided by preoperative MRI of the breast would result in fewer tumor-positive resection margins and fewer reoperations. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The study group consisted of 123 consecutive patients diagnosed with either breast cancer or ductal(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the percentage of local recurrences within 5 years after surgery for breast cancer as a performance indicator for Dutch hospitals. DESIGN Descriptive, cohort study. METHOD All women diagnosed with a primary invasive breast cancer in 2003 for which they underwent curatively intended surgical treatment (with or without radiotherapy),(More)
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