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.2007.0060



The importance of surgical margin control in breast-conserving therapy
Andears Schmidt-Mathiesen, MD

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The basic surgical oncology principle of complete removal of the primary tumor (R0 resection) for nearly all solid tumors has been debated. for the treatment of early-stage breast cancer Based on the “systemic” view of breast cancer and the clinical data of the NSABP B-08 trial [1] and the emphasis on systemic treatment for improving overall survival [2], it has been suggested that local control during breast-conserving therapy (BCT) was of limited value with regard to overall survival. However, such a strategy with little attention on microscopic tumor-free margins during BCT may be is associated with increased risks not only of local recurrence but also and most important mortality [3, 4].

Online ISSN : 1109 - 7647
   Print ISSN : 1109 - 7655

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