Journal article

Outcomes of Screening-Detected Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Treated with Wide Excision Alone

Jonathan Fong, Emil D Kurniawan, Allison K Rose, Arlene Mou, John P Collins, Julie A Miller, G Bruce Mann

ANNALS OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY | SPRINGER | Published : 2011

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is commonly identified on screening mammography. Standard treatment for localized DCIS is wide local excision (WLE) and adjuvant radiotherapy. This approach represents overtreatment in many cases, where the DCIS would never have become clinically significant, or where less intensive treatment would have been satisfactory. We reviewed the medium-term outcome of a cohort of screen detected DCIS patients treated mainly with WLE without radiotherapy. METHODS: All patients diagnosed with DCIS at NorthWestern BreastScreen between January 1994 and December 2005 were identified from a prospective database. Demographic, pathological, treatment, and outcome ..

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