VOLUME 34 - NUMBER 9-10 - 2013

Breast-conserving surgery after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with locally advanced cancer. Preliminary results

  • Vergine M., Scipioni P., Garritano S., Colangelo M., Di Paolo A., Livadoti G., Maturo A., Monti M.
  • Article, 254-256
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  • Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) in locally advanced breast tumors may allow an adequate control of the disease impossible with surgery alone. Moreover, NACT increases the chance of breast-conserving surgery. Between 2008 and 2012, we treated with NACT 83 patients with locally advanced breast cancer. We report the preliminary results evaluating the impact of NACT on the type of surgery.

  • KEY WORDS: Breast - Cancer - Conserving surgery - Neoadjuvant chemotherapy.