Low locoregional failure rates in selected breast cancer patients with tumor-positive sentinel lymph nodes who do not undergo completion axillary dissection.

@article{Hwang2007LowLF,
  title={Low locoregional failure rates in selected breast cancer patients with tumor-positive sentinel lymph nodes who do not undergo completion axillary dissection.},
  author={Rosa Frances Hwang and Ana Mar{\'i}a Gonz{\'a}lez-Angulo and Min Yi and Thomas A. Buchholz and Funda Meric-Bernstam and Henry Mark Kuerer and Gildy V. Babiera and Welela Tereffe and Diane D. Liu and Kelly K. Hunt},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2007},
  volume={110 4},
  pages={723-30}
}
BACKGROUND The role for completion axillary dissection (CLND) in patients with breast cancer who have tumor-positive sentinel lymph nodes (SLN) has been questioned. The objective of this study was to examine the long-term safety of avoiding CLND in selected patients with positive SLNs. METHODS Patients with invasive breast cancer who underwent SLN biopsy at the authors' institution between 1993 and July 2005 were reviewed. Of 3366 total patients, 750 patients had a positive SLN. There were… CONTINUE READING
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