Radical mastectomy versus radical mastectomy plus internal mammary dissection. Ten year results of an international cooperative trial in breast cancer

J. Lacour, M. Le, E. Caceres, T. Koszarowski, U. Veronesi, C. Hill

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Abstract

A multicentric randomized trial evaluated the interest of internal mammary dissection on operable breast cancer patients. One thousand four hundred and fifty-three patients were included in the study and were followed for ten years. There is no difference in survival or in relapse-free survival between the two groups. There were significantly more local recurrences in the group without internal mammary dissection, but these recurrences occurred mainly on patients who developed metastases. A great difference between centers was observed in the number of nodes examined and there is therefore a difference in the prognostic value of the number of nodes invaded.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1941-1943
Number of pages3
JournalCancer
Volume51
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1983

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  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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Lacour, J., Le, M., Caceres, E., Koszarowski, T., Veronesi, U., & Hill, C. (1983). Radical mastectomy versus radical mastectomy plus internal mammary dissection. Ten year results of an international cooperative trial in breast cancer. Cancer, 51(10), 1941-1943.