Improving local control with breast-conserving therapy - A 27-year single-institution experience

CABIOĞLU N. , Hunt K., Buchholz T., Mirza N., Singletary S., Kuerer H., ...More

CANCER, vol.104, no.1, pp.20-29, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 104 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/cncr.21121
  • Title of Journal : CANCER
  • Page Numbers: pp.20-29


BACKGROUND. The risk of ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence (IBTR) after breast-conserving therapy (BCT) is associated with treatment and tumor-related variables, such as surgical margin status and the use of systemic therapy, and these variables have changed over time. Correspondingly, the authors of the current study hypothesized that the contemporary multidisciplinary management of breast carcinoma would lead to an improvement in IBTR rates after BCT.