Local and distant recurrence after conservative management of "very low-risk" breast cancer are dependent events: a 10-year follow-up.

@article{Cowen1998LocalAD,
  title={Local and distant recurrence after conservative management of "very low-risk" breast cancer are dependent events: a 10-year follow-up.},
  author={D Patrick Cowen and Jocelyne D. Jacquemier and Gilles Houvenaeghel and Patrice Viens and B. Puig and Val{\'e}rie Jeanne Bardou and Michel Resbeut and Dominique Maraninchi},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={1998},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={801-7}
}
PURPOSE To determine the risk factors associated with recurrence after breast-conserving treatments, and the relationship between occurrence of a local recurrence and subsequent distant metastases. METHODS AND MATERIALS Among the 3697 patients with primary breast cancer treated at Institut Paoli-Calmettes Cancer Center, Marseille, between 1980 and 1995, we retrospectively analyzed 756 patients who had been treated with conservative surgery with uninvolved margins of excision, were node… CONTINUE READING