Current best practices and rationalistic perspectives in causation-based prevention, early detection and multidisciplinary treatment of breast and gastric cancer

Gastric & Breast Cancer e-journal
DOI: 10.2122/gbc.2012.0209

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Laparoscopic Sentinel Node Biopsy in Solid Cancer

Ernst Hanisch, MD.

Affiliation: Prof. Dr.med. Ernst Hanisch, Chefarzt und Ärztlicher Direktor, Klinik für Allgemein- Viszeral- und Endokrine Chirurgie, Asklepios Klinik Langen, Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der JWG-Universität Frankfurt, Röntgenstr 20, 63225 Langen.

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Email: E.Hanisch@Asklepios.com

Since there is no abstract available we provide the first paragraph

Sentinel lymph node biopsy has changed traditional open surgical oncology. Laparoscopic sentinel node biopsy can further improve quality of life of patients with some solid tumors such as melanoma and breast cancer and exciting research is underway to assess its safety and efficacy also in other common cancers. Latest advances and challenges in this field are summarized.

(Citation: Gastric & Breast Cancer 2012; 11(1) 23-25)

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