Proceedings of the Consensus Conference on Breast Conservation, April 28 to May 1, 2005, Milan, Italy

Gordon F. Schwartz*, Umberto Veronesi, Krishna B. Clough, J. Michael Dixon, Ian S. Fentiman, Sylvia H. Heywang-Köbrunner, Roland Holland, Kevin S. Hughes, Richard Margolese, Ivo A. Olivotto, Juan P. Palazzo, Lawrence J. Solin, Harry Bartelink, Luigi Cataliotti, Domenico M. O'Ugo, Monica Fornier, Alain Fourquet, Oreste Gentilini, Vincenzo Lattanzio, Beryl McCormickRobert E. Mansel, Shahla Masood, Ellen B. Mendelson, Lori J. Pierce, Christopher J. Poole, Emiel J.Th Rutgers, Fattaneh Tavassoli, Daniela A. Terribile, Michael Untch

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In a single generation the treatment of most women with early-stage breast cancer has changed dramatically. Clinical trials with more than 20 years of follow-up have documented that, for appropriately selected patients, breast conserving surgery followed by whole breast irradiation has an outcome equivalent to mastectomy. The appropriate selection of patients remains controversial. Questions remain regarding the role of new diagnostic imaging modalities, radiation therapy techniques, achieving optimal cosmesis, the choice and the timing of adjuvant chemotherapy, etc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-250
Number of pages9
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 15 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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