Recursive Partitioning Analysis of Lymph Node Ratio in Breast Cancer Patients

@inproceedings{Chang2015RecursivePA,
  title={Recursive Partitioning Analysis of Lymph Node Ratio in Breast Cancer Patients},
  author={Yao-Jen Chang and Kuo-Piao Chung and L J Chen and Yun-Jau Chang and Yong Zhang.},
  booktitle={Medicine},
  year={2015}
}
Lymph node ratio (LNR) is a powerful prognostic factor for breast cancer. We conducted a recursive partitioning analysis (RPA) of the LNR to identify the prognostic risk groups in breast cancer patients. Records of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients between 2002 and 2006 were searched in the Taiwan Cancer Database. The end of follow-up was December 31, 2009. We excluded patients with distant metastases, inflammatory breast cancer, survival <1 month, no mastectomy, or missing lymph node… CONTINUE READING

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