Minerva's comment was not evidence based

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7049.113 (Published 13 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:113
  1. D De Ruysscher,
  2. P Specenier,
  3. P Spaas
  1. Radiotherapist Medical oncologist Radiotherapist Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, Sint Norbertus Ziekenhuis, B-2570 Duffel, Belgium

    EDITOR,—Minerva states that, for conservative treatment of breast cancer, tumours of over 3.5 cm and age over 70 are absolute contraindications.1 We disagree. Four randomised clinical trials that included 3197 patients …

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