Thursday, 29 August 2013

Predictors of recurrence for ductal carcinoma in situ after breast-conserving surgery

Predictors of recurrence for ductal carinoma in situ after breast-conserving surgery. The lancet oncology, Aug 2013, Vol.14(9), p. e348-e357.

Benson, J.R. and Wishart, G.C.

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) constitutes a major public health problem, with up to half of screen-detected cancers representing pure forms of DCIS without evidence of invasion. A proportion of cases detected with routine screening would not have progressed to a life-threatening form of breast cancer during the patient's lifetime, and overdiagnosis of breast cancer is a cause for concern.