The value of breast lumpectomy margin assessment as a predictor of residual tumor burden.

@article{Wazer1997TheVO,
  title={The value of breast lumpectomy margin assessment as a predictor of residual tumor burden.},
  author={David E. Wazer and Rupert K. Schmidt-Ullrich and Christopher H. Schmid and Robin R Ruthazer and Betsy Kramer and Homa Safaii and Roger Graham},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={1997},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={
          291-9
        }
}
PURPOSE Margin assessment is commonly used as a guide to the relative aggressiveness of therapy for breast conserving treatment (BCT), though its value as a predictor of the presence, type, or extent of residual tumor has not been conclusively studied. Controversy continues to exist as to what constitutes a margin that is "positive," "close," or "negative." We attempt to address these issues through an analysis of re-excision specimens. PATIENTS AND METHODS As part of an institutional… CONTINUE READING

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