Multidisciplinary care of patients with early-stage breast cancer.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

There is a compelling need for close coordination and integration of multiple specialties in the management of patients with early-stage breast cancer. Optimal patient care and outcomes depend on the sequential and often simultaneous participation and dialogue between specialists in imaging, pathologic and molecular diagnostic and prognostic stratification, and the therapeutic specialties of surgery, radiation oncology, and medical oncology. These are but a few of the various disciplines needed to provide modern, sophisticated management. The essential role for coordinated involvement of the entire health care team in optimal management of patients with early-stage breast cancer is likely to increase further.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lyman, GH; Baker, J; Geradts, J; Horton, J; Kimmick, G; Peppercorn, J; Pruitt, S; Scheri, RP; Hwang, ES

Published Date

  • April 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 299 - 317

PubMed ID

  • 23453336

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-5042

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.soc.2012.12.005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States