Improved staging in node-positive breast cancer patients using lymph node ratio: results in 1,788 patients with long-term follow-up.

@article{Danko2010ImprovedSI,
  title={Improved staging in node-positive breast cancer patients using lymph node ratio: results in 1,788 patients with long-term follow-up.},
  author={Melissa E. Danko and Kyla M Bennett and Jun Zhai and Jeffrey R. Marks and John P. Olson},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2010},
  volume={210 5},
  pages={797-805.e1, 805-7}
}
BACKGROUND Axillary lymph node status remains the most important prognostic factor in breast cancer. Established staging systems emphasize the absolute number of positive nodes, without regard for the total number of lymph nodes examined. We sought to confirm that a ratio of positive nodes to total nodes examined (LNR) has prognostic value beyond the current TNM classification for women with node-positive breast cancer. STUDY DESIGN Using the Duke University Medical Center breast cancer tumor… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 38 extracted citations

The prognostic value of the nodal ratio in N1 breast cancer

Radiation oncology • 2011
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…