Breast conservation: Current results and future perspectives at the European Institute of Oncology

Umberto Veronesi, Stefano Zurrida

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Abstract

In the recent 10 years breast cancer treatments' scenario is radically changed. Extraordinary new surgical approaches give more and more conservative solutions both for the breast and especially for the axilla avoiding dissection in more than 80% of early cases. Instrumental early diagnosis and clinical prediction are now able to identify very initial cases often in premalignant stage. Technology arrived in the operating theatre for the intraoperative radiotherapy treatments giving to the patients the better quality of life with the help also of the plastic surgeons. There are still near horizons to reach: modern neo-adjuvant and adjuvant treatments are going quickly from the laboratory to patient's bed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1381-1386
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Cancer
Volume120
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2007

Keywords

  • Breast conservation
  • Cancer prevention
  • Diagnosis
  • Genetics
  • Therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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