Angiosarcoma of the breast: The experience of the European Institute of Oncology and a review of the literature

Alberto Luini, Giovanna Gatti, Jack Diaz, Edoardo Botteri, Eliegina Oliveira, Rafaela Cecilio Sahium De Almeida, Paolo Veronesi, Mattia Intra, Gianmatteo Pagani, Paola Naninato, Giuseppe Viale

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Abstract

Angiosarcoma of the breast (AB) is a rare entity: its overall incidence is estimated at between 0.002% and 0.005% per year. Some potential risk factors have been described, mainly previous irradiation of the breast. We report the experience of the European Institute of Oncology with this unusual disease from January 1996 to January 2006: sixteen patients with angiosarcoma, 9 (56%) of whom had primary AB and 7 (44%), secondary AB, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-85
Number of pages5
JournalBreast Cancer Research and Treatment
Volume105
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2007

Keywords

  • Angiosarcoma of the breast
  • Breast surgery
  • Soft tissue sarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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