Factors associated with surgical options for breast carcinoma (pages 1462–1466)
Anees B. Chagpar, Jamie L. Studts, Charles R. Scoggins, Robert C.G. Martin 2nd, David J. Carlson, Alison L. Laidley, Souzan E. El-Eid, Terre Q. McGlothin, Robert D. Noyes, Kelly M. McMasters and University of Louisville Breast Sentinel Lymph Node Study
Version of Record online: 8 FEB 2006 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.21728
In a prospective multicenter study, multivariate analyses were performed to determine factors that influence the decision between mastectomy and breast conservation surgery in women with breast carcinoma. Whereas clinicopathologic variables such as patient age, tumor size, tumor palpability, tumor location in the breast, and histologic subtype were all found to be independent determinants of surgery type, geographic location and the academic affiliation of the surgeon were also important predictors in the multivariate model.