Using loco-regional recurrence as an indicator of the quality of breast cancer treatment.

@article{Ernst2004UsingLR,
  title={Using loco-regional recurrence as an indicator of the quality of breast cancer treatment.},
  author={Miranda F. Ernst and A C Voogd and J. W. W. Coebergh and Philip M. P. Poortmans and Jan Anne Roukema},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  year={2004},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={487-93}
}
The aim of our study was to compare the loco-regional recurrence (LRR) rates after breast-conserving surgery and mastectomy between the time periods of 1985-1992 and 1993-1999. The first period reflects the early experiences with breast conservation. The second period covers the years when a mammographical screening programme was introduced for women 50-69 years of age. We collected data on 1212 patients with 1264 resectable breast cancers (i.e. stage I, IIA, IIB and IIIA), of which 385 were… CONTINUE READING