Lymph node metastasis in breast cancer: Common prognostic markers lack predictive value

@article{Velanovich1998LymphNM,
  title={Lymph node metastasis in breast cancer: Common prognostic markers lack predictive value},
  author={Vic Velanovich and RN BSNWandaSzymanski},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={1998},
  volume={5},
  pages={613-619}
}
Background: The purpose of this study was to determine whether routine biologic tumor markers can predict lymph node status. The authors attempted to discover whether predictors of axillary lymph node metastasis based on biologic characteristic of primary breast cancers exist. Methods: Eight hundred and fifty-one patients with invasive breast cancer who underwent surgical treatment, including axillary lymph node dissection, at a tertiary referral center were studied. Univariate and multivariate… CONTINUE READING
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