A comparison of four treatment strategies for ductal carcinoma in situ using decision analysis.

@article{Bordeleau2001ACO,
  title={A comparison of four treatment strategies for ductal carcinoma in situ using decision analysis.},
  author={Louise J. Bordeleau and E Rakovitch and David Malcolm Naimark and Kathleen I. Pritchard and Ida Ackerman and Carol Anne Sawka},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2001},
  volume={92 1},
  pages={23-9}
}
BACKGROUND The goals of the current study were to compare four treatment approaches in the management of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), to determine the conditions where mastectomy may be preferred to breast-conserving therapy (BCT), and to determine conditions where the addition of tamoxifen produces better results than BCT alone. METHODS A decision analysis model was used to compare four treatment approaches after local excision for DCIS: mastectomy, irradiation, irradiation plus adjuvant… CONTINUE READING