Clinical relevance of lymph node ratio in breast cancer patients with one to three positive lymph nodes

@inproceedings{Kim2013ClinicalRO,
  title={Clinical relevance of lymph node ratio in breast cancer patients with one to three positive lymph nodes},
  author={Sunghoon Kim and Seung-Hun Cho and Jae Souk Lee and Hyung Tae Moon and Woo-seon Noh and Hye Joung Youn and Byung Kyun Ko and Byeong Woo Park},
  booktitle={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2013}
}
Background:To test the hypotheses that breast cancer patients with one to three positive lymph nodes (pN1) consist of heterogeneous prognostic subsets and that the ratio of positive nodes to total nodes dissected (lymph node ratio, LNR) might discriminate patients with a higher risk as candidates for post-mastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT).Methods:Using information from 7741 node-positive patients, we first identified cutoff values of the LNR using the nonparametric bootstrap method. Focusing… CONTINUE READING
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