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Nils D. Arvold, Rinaa S. Punglia, Melissa E. Hughes, Wei Jiang, Stephen B. Edge, Sara H. Javid, Christine Laronga, Joyce C. Niland, Richard L. Theriault, Jane C. Weeks, Yu-Ning Wong, Sandra J. Lee and Michael J. Hassett Pathologic characteristics of second breast cancers after breast conservation for ductal carcinoma in situ Cancer 118

Version of Record online: 6 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27691

Among women who undergo breast conservation for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and later develop a second breast cancer in either breast, both grade and estrogen receptor status are associated significantly between the index DCIS and the second breast cancer. These data suggest that women with DCIS may be more likely to experience second breast cancers of a phenotype similar to that of their index DCIS regardless of breast laterality.

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