What the clinician needs from the pathologist: evidence-based reporting in breast cancer.

@article{Going2001WhatTC,
  title={What the clinician needs from the pathologist: evidence-based reporting in breast cancer.},
  author={James J. Going and Elizabeth A. Mallon and Rachel Leake and John M. S. Bartlett and Barry Gusterson},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  year={2001},
  volume={37 Suppl 7},
  pages={S5-17}
}
Histopathology has a vital role in determining breast cancer management and pathologists must be part of the clinical team. Carcinoma size, grade, and especially lymph node status remain the best available prognostic factors. Metastatic carcinoma in axillary nodes is more important than any other prognostic factor presently available. ER status is an important predictor of response to endocrine manipulation, but its independent prognostic significance, and that of micrometastatic disease… CONTINUE READING

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