Selecting local therapy in the young breast cancer patient
Article first published online: 20 FEB 2011
Copyright © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Journal of Surgical Oncology
Special Issue: Seminars in Surgical Oncology: Breast
Volume 103, Issue 4, pages 330–336, 15 March 2011
How to Cite
King, T. A. (2011), Selecting local therapy in the young breast cancer patient. J. Surg. Oncol., 103: 330–336. doi: 10.1002/jso.21697
- Issue published online: 20 FEB 2011
- Article first published online: 20 FEB 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 13 JUL 2010
- Manuscript Received: 1 JUN 2010
- breast conservation;
- local recurrence;
Survival rates among young women with breast cancer remain inferior to that of older women. Higher rates of local failure after breast conservation (BCT) have led to speculation that mastectomy may be better, yet this remains unproven. Gene expression profiling provides new insight into biological differences that may account for differences in outcomes. With careful attention to margins and appropriate use of radiation and systemic therapy, BCT remains a safe option for young women with breast cancer. J. Surg. Oncol. 2011; 103:330–336. © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.