The Changing Paradigms for Breast Cancer Surgery: Performing Fewer and Less-Invasive Operations.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Historically, through the conduct of prospective clinical trials, breast cancer surgeons have performed less radical breast and axillary surgeries with no survival decrement to our patients. Currently, other opportunities exist for the treating breast surgeon to do less. Possibilities include active surveillance for ductal carcinoma in situ, ablative therapy for small primary breast cancers, selective omission of a sentinel node biopsy, and selective elimination of breast surgery after neoadjuvant systemic therapy. Breast surgeons must be leaders in the development and testing of effective therapy with the least intervention possible.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ollila, DW; Hwang, ES; Brenin, DR; Kuerer, HM; Yao, K; Feldman, S

Published Date

  • October 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 2807 - 2812

PubMed ID

  • 29968033

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1534-4681

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1245/s10434-018-6618-z


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States