Early detection of breast cancer and its treatment with breast conservation therapy (BCT) are major components of a strategy aimed at improving therapeutic outcome by treating disease earlier in its course. In this paper, we review the indications and contraindications for BCT, discuss principles of integrating the required diagnostic and therapeutic modalities, and present several areas of current controversy that pose the opportunity for appropriate clinical trials.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Cancer Detection and Prevention|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1993|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cancer Research