Observational and cost analysis of the implementation of breast cancer sentinel node intraoperative molecular diagnosis.

@article{Cutress2010ObservationalAC,
  title={Observational and cost analysis of the implementation of breast cancer sentinel node intraoperative molecular diagnosis.},
  author={Ramsey I. Cutress and A. McDowell and Francis G. Gabriel and J Gill and Margaret J. Jeffrey and Ankit Agrawal and Marcus B. Wise and James P. Raftery and Ian A Cree and Constantinos Yiangou},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  year={2010},
  volume={63 6},
  pages={
          522-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Accurate intraoperative sentinel lymph node (SLN) assessment enables axillary clearance to be completed immediately in node-positive breast cancer patients. This article reports a study of the introduction of intraoperative molecular SLN analysis in routine clinical practice in the Portsmouth Breast Care Centre. DESIGN There was prospective analysis of 254 consecutive patients who underwent SLN biopsy in a single centre. Nodes were sectioned at 2 mm intervals and alternate slices… CONTINUE READING

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