Risk Factors for Recurrence and Death After Primary Surgical Treatment of Malignant Phyllodes Tumors

  title={Risk Factors for Recurrence and Death After Primary Surgical Treatment of Malignant Phyllodes Tumors},
  author={Oktar Asoglu and Mustafa M. Ugurlu and Kay D. Blanchard and Clive S. Grant and C Partrik Reynolds and MS StevenS.Cha and John Harrington Donohue},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
Background: Malignant phyllodes tumor (MPT) is a rare but aggressive breast malignancy. The aim of this study was to evaluate parameters that influence outcome in patients with MPT. Methods: Fifty women were diagnosed with MPT of the breast and treated between August 1971 and July 2000. All medical records were reviewed retrospectively. The Cox regression model was used for multivariate analysis. Results: Tumors were classified as borderline (6%), low grade (32%), or high grade (62%). The… CONTINUE READING


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