Survey of ASCO Members on Management of Sentinel Node Micrometastases in Breast Cancer: Variation in Treatment Recommendations According to Specialty

@article{Wasif2009SurveyOA,
  title={Survey of ASCO Members on Management of Sentinel Node Micrometastases in Breast Cancer: Variation in Treatment Recommendations According to Specialty},
  author={Nabil Wasif and MS XingYe and FACS FRCSEd Armando E. Giuliano},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={16},
  pages={2442-2449}
}
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) guidelines recommend axillary dissection (ALND) as the primary treatment for sentinel node micrometastases (SNMM) in breast cancer. We hypothesized that variation exists in adherence to these guidelines and management of SNMM as a result of the medical specialty of the treating physician. A questionnaire was e-mailed to 2511 active members of ASCO who specialize in breast cancer and who are board certified in surgery, medical oncology, or radiation… CONTINUE READING
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