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Breast Cancer

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7214.927a (Published 02 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:927
  1. J Michael Dixon, senior lecturer in surgery
  1. Edinburgh Breast Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

    Eds J J Kavanagh, S E Singletary, N Einhorn, A D DePetrillo

    Blackwell Science, £66, pp 208

    ISBN 0 632 04431 4

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    When I am asked to be involved in a new book on breast cancer or when I simply read one, I ask the same question: “Do we need any more textbooks on this subject?” Evidently people buy and read them, otherwise publishers would not continue to produce them. They are usually written or edited by experienced clinicians working in centres treating large numbers of breast cancer patients. This may explain their popularity because for no other cancer is there such good evidence that patients treated by doctors who manage large numbers of cases have a …

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