Safe negative-margin width in breast-conservative therapy: Results from a population with a high percentage of negative prognostic factors.

@article{Khan2013SafeNW,
  title={Safe negative-margin width in breast-conservative therapy: Results from a population with a high percentage of negative prognostic factors.},
  author={Amina Iqbal Khan and Muhammad Awais Aamir and Mazhar Ali Shah and Neelam Siddiqui and Narjis Muzaffar},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={31 26_suppl},
  pages={75}
}
75 Background: There remains a controversy in literature regarding adequate width of negative surgical margins in breast conservative therapy (BCT). Majority of patients included in studies on outcomes of BCT had favorable prognostic factors. Pakistani population is known to have an elevated expression of unfavorable prognostic factors. This study was done to determine safe negative margin width in a patient population with significantly higher percentage of unfavorable prognostic factors… CONTINUE READING