Thorough cancer surgery may make radiation unnecessaryBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7195.1369 (Published 22 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1369
- Scott Gottlieb
- New York
Women who undergo localised breast surgery for the removal of a common form of non-invasive breast carcinoma may have their need for follow up radiotherapy eliminated if surgeons remove an extra centimetre of tissue around the cancer, according to a new study (New England Journal of Medicine 1999;340:1455-61). Ductal carcinoma in situ, an abnormal growth of cells inside milk ducts that is non-invasive and unlikely to recur if completely excised, was studied.
Dr Melvin J Silverstein …