Underuse of axillary dissection for the management of sentinel node micrometastases in breast cancer.

@article{Wasif2010UnderuseOA,
  title={Underuse of axillary dissection for the management of sentinel node micrometastases in breast cancer.},
  author={Nabil Wasif and Melinda A. Maggard and Clifford Y. Ko and Armando E. Giuliano},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={145 2},
  pages={161-6}
}
BACKGROUND Current American Society of Clinical Oncology guidelines for management of sentinel node micrometastases (SNMM) in breast cancer recommend axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) for all patients. OBJECTIVE To assess nationwide use of ALND for SNMM. DESIGN Population-based retrospective observational study. SETTING The National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database (1998-2005). PATIENTS Five thousand three hundred fifty-three patients with SNMM… CONTINUE READING
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Survey of ASCO members on management of sentinel node micrometastases in breast cancer: lack of adherence to established guidelines [abstract 231

  • N Wasif, X Ye, AE. Giuliano
  • Presented at: ASCO 2008 Breast Cancer Symposium;
  • 2008
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