Sentinel node biopsy performance after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in locally advanced breast cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Mocellin2016SentinelNB,
  title={Sentinel node biopsy performance after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in locally advanced breast cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Simone Mocellin and Elena Goldin and Alberto Marchet and Donato Nitti},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2016},
  volume={138 2},
  pages={472-80}
}
The use of sentinel node biopsy (SNB) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in patients with locally advanced breast cancer is debated. Our aim was to quantitatively review the available evidence on the performance of SNB after NAC in patients with locally advanced breast cancer. We performed a systematic review (by searching the PubMed, Cochrane and Scopus databases) and random effects meta-analysis to investigate on the feasibility and accuracy of SNB in these patients. The two outcomes of… CONTINUE READING

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