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Minimally invasive therapy of primary breast cancer
Author(s): David S. Robinson M.D.

Paper Abstract

Treating disease with little alteration has long been a goal of medical science. During the past quarter century, technological advances have brought forth minimally invasive approaches to the surgical diagnosis and treatment of cancer. In the domain of breast cancer, a less invasive sentinel lymph node biopsy may replace axillary lymphadenectomy for many patients, and image guided core biopsies have minimalized the degree of surgical intervention needed for tissue diagnosis. This mirrors the primary treatment of breast cancer that over the past century has progressed from mastectomy to breast preservation with a progressively diminishing operative field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 January 2000
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 10297, Matching the Energy Source to the Clinical Need: A Critical Review, 102970C (24 January 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.375213
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David S. Robinson M.D., St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10297:
Matching the Energy Source to the Clinical Need: A Critical Review
Thomas P. Ryan, Editor(s)

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