National treatment trends for ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast.

  title={National treatment trends for ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast.},
  author={David J. Winchester and Herman R. Menck and David Porter Winchester},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  volume={132 6},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the national treatment trends for the management of ductal carcinoma in situ as related to the individual characteristics of patients and to the reporting of demographics. DESIGN National Cancer Data Base review. PATIENTS Patients (N = 39010) who were diagnosed as having ductal carcinoma in situ between 1985 and 1993. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Treatment principles, including the use of breast-preserving surgery, axillary lymph node dissection, and radiotherapy, as… CONTINUE READING
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