Cryoablation of Early-Stage Breast Cancer: Work-in-Progress Report of a Multi-Institutional Trial

  title={Cryoablation of Early-Stage Breast Cancer: Work-in-Progress Report of a Multi-Institutional Trial},
  author={Michael S Sabel and Cary Steven Kaufman and P. Whitworth and PhD Helena Chang and PhD Lewis H. Stocks and Rache M. Simmons and Michael H. Schultz},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
With recent improvements in breast imaging, our ability to identify small breast tumors has markedly improved, prompting significant interest in the use of ablation without surgical excision to treat early-stage breast cancer. We conducted a multi-institutional pilot safety study of cryoablation in the treatment of primary breast carcinomas. Twenty-nine patients with ultrasound-visible primary invasive breast cancer ≤2.0 cm were enrolled. Twenty-seven (93%) successfully underwent ultrasound… CONTINUE READING


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