5-year follow-up after sentinel node mapping for breast cancer demonstrates better than expected treatment outcomes

Fuhrman, George M., Gambino, Jamie, Bolton, John S., Farr, Gist and Jiang, Xiaozhang (2005). 5-year follow-up after sentinel node mapping for breast cancer demonstrates better than expected treatment outcomes. In: Annual Meeting of the Southeastern-Surgical-Congress, New Orleans, LA, United States, (564-570). 11-15 February 2005.

Author Fuhrman, George M.
Gambino, Jamie
Bolton, John S.
Farr, Gist
Jiang, Xiaozhang
Title of paper 5-year follow-up after sentinel node mapping for breast cancer demonstrates better than expected treatment outcomes
Conference name Annual Meeting of the Southeastern-Surgical-Congress
Conference location New Orleans, LA, United States
Conference dates 11-15 February 2005
Journal name American Surgeon   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Cumming, GA, United States
Publisher Southeastern Surgical Congress
Publication Year 2005
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISSN 0003-1348
1555-9823
Volume 71
Issue 7
Start page 564
End page 570
Total pages 7
Language eng
Abstract/Summary We conducted this study to provide one of the initial assessments of treatment outcomes for breast cancer patients evaluated with sentinel node mapping. All patients diagnosed with breast carcinoma, evaluated with sentinel node mapping, and followed for 5 years were divided into three groups depending on sentinel node(s) status. Group I (node negative) included 91 patients, 77 with invasive cancer, and 7 lost to follow-up. Of the remaining 70 patients, 3 (4.3%) suffered a distant recurrence and died, 1 developed an in-breast recurrence, and 9 (12.9%) developed a contralateral cancer during the study. Group II (IHC positive) included 28 patients. One (3.6%) developed a distant recurrence and died of breast cancer, and one developed a contralateral cancer during follow. Group III (H&E positive) included 36 patients with 1 lost to follow-up. Five patients (14.3%) died of breast cancer and two (5.7%) developed contralateral carcinomas during follow-up. The most striking observation was a lower than expected rate of distant recurrences in these patients followed for 5 years after a diagnosis of breast cancer and staging with sentinel node mapping. The ability to identify subtle nodal metastasis and design appropriate systemic therapeutic strategies may explain this finding.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status Non-UQ

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