Current surgery for breast cancer

Barbara A. Pockaj, Richard J. Gray

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Surgeons retain the central role in the multidisciplinary care of the breast cancer patient. While technical details of the operations for these patients remain important, effective evidence-based decision making may be even more so. Advances in the methods of breast cancer diagnosis, localization techniques and surgical therapies, as well as the expanded role of the surgeon in breast cancer prevention, radiation therapy and the treatment of distant disease, requires surgeons to stay up to date with the available evidence. Herein, we present a review of the current surgical therapy of invasive breast cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)465-479
Number of pages15
JournalFuture Oncology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2009


  • BRCA mutation
  • Breast
  • Breast cancer
  • Neoadjuvant chemotherapy
  • Pregnancy
  • Quality of life
  • Sentinel lymph node
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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