The correlation of axillary ultrasonography with histologic breast cancer downstaging after induction chemotherapy.

@article{Vlastos2000TheCO,
  title={The correlation of axillary ultrasonography with histologic breast cancer downstaging after induction chemotherapy.},
  author={Georges Vlastos and Bruno D. Fornage and Nadeem Q. Mirza and Deepak G. Bedi and Jeffrey T. Lenert and David J. Winchester and Susanne Tolley and Frederick C. Ames and Merrick I. Ross and Barry Feig and Kelly K. Hunt and Aman U. Buzdar and Sonja E. Singletary},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={179 6},
  pages={446-52}
}
BACKGROUND The goal of this study was to examine the role of ultrasonography in detecting axillary lymph node metastases in stage II breast cancer patients after induction chemotherapy (IC). METHODS Of 172 consecutive patients with T1-3, N0-1, M0 breast cancer registered in a prospective IC trial, a subset of 130 evaluable patients were chosen, with (1) both physical and ultrasonographic examinations of the axilla before and after IC; (2) exactly four cycles of IC; (3) no presurgical… CONTINUE READING

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