Ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence (IBTR) after breast-conserving treatment for early breast cancer : Risk factors and impact on distant metastases (pages 35–41)
Yoshifumi Komoike, Futoshi Akiyama, Yuichi Iino, Tadashi Ikeda, Sadako Akashi-Tanaka, Shozo Ohsumi, Mikihiro Kusama, Muneaki Sano, Eisei Shin, Kimito Suemasu, Hiroshi Sonoo, Tetsuya Taguchi, Tsunehiro Nishi, Reiki Nishimura, Shunsuke Haga, Keiichi Mise, Takayuki Kinoshita, Shigeru Murakami, Masataka Yoshimoto, Hideaki Tsukuma and Hideo Inaji
Article first published online: 6 DEC 2005 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.21551
The authors analyzed long-term follow-up of breast conserving therapy (BCT) in Japan to clarify the risk factors and impact of ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence (IBTR) in this ethnic group. They concluded that young age, positive surgical margin and omission of radiation therapy, and that IBTR was significantly associated with subsequent distant metastasis.