The sentinel node in breast cancer--a multicenter validation study.

@article{Krag1998TheSN,
  title={The sentinel node in breast cancer--a multicenter validation study.},
  author={David N Krag and Donald Weaver and Takamaru Ashikaga and Fredrick Moffat and Vicki Suzanne Klimberg and Craig Shriver and Sarah Feldman and Roberto E. Kusminsky and Michele Gadd and John Kuhn and Seth Harlow and Peter D. Beitsch},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={339 14},
  pages={941-6}
}
BACKGROUND Pilot studies indicate that probe-guided resection of radioactive sentinel nodes (the first nodes that receive drainage from tumors) can identify regional metastases in patients with breast cancer. To confirm this finding, we conducted a multicenter study of the method as used by 11 surgeons in a variety of practice settings. METHODS We… CONTINUE READING