Journal article

Management of Early Node-Positive Breast Cancer in Australia: A Multicentre Study

Emma Gannan, Jeremy Khoo, Sophie Nightingale, Thomas Surya Suhardja, Jocelyn Lippey, Holly Keane, Kian Jin Tan, David Clouston, Alexandra Gorelik, Gregory Bruce Mann

BREAST JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2016


To examine practice patterns for breast cancer patients with limited sentinel node (SN) disease in light of the ACOSOG Z0011 results. Retrospective analysis of patients with T1-2 breast cancer and positive sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) admitted between January 2009 and December 2012. Patient demographics, tumor characteristics, and treatments were recorded. Eight hundred positive SLNBs were identified. A total of 452 (56.5%) proceeded to completion axillary lymph node dissection (cALND). cALND rate decreased from 65.1% to 49.7% from 2009-2010 to 2011-2012. cALND was performed for micrometastasis or isolated tumor cells in 39.3% in 2009-2010 and 22.2% in 2011-2012, whereas for macrometast..

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