Kathleen M Erb
Affiliation: Allegheny General Hospital
- Completion of axillary dissection for a positive sentinel node: necessary or not?Kathleen M Erb
Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Curr Oncol Rep 11:15-20. 2009..In selected patients, it may be appropriate to forgo an axillary node dissection, although there are no randomized clinical trial data to support or refute this suggestion...
- Axillary recurrences following positive sentinel lymph node biopsy with individual tumor cells or micrometastases and no axillary dissectionKathleen M Erb
Department of Human Oncology, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
Breast Dis 31:83-90. 2010..One should consider the tumor characteristics, findings within the SLN, and a multidisciplinary treatment plan. Clinical trial results may help to resolve the dilemma. There appears to be a low risk for axillary recurrence...
- Correlation of the use of axillary ultrasound and lymph node needle biopsy with surgical lymph node pathology in patients with invasive breast cancerMichael S Cowher
Department of Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Am J Surg 196:756-9. 2008..Results vary regarding the utility of perioperative axillary ultrasound (AUS) and biopsy for detecting axillary metastases...
- Prophylactic and Therapeutic Breast Conservation in BRCA1/2 Mutation CarriersRandal L Croshaw
Allegheny General Hospital, 320 E North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 4746, USA
Int J Breast Cancer 2011:481563. 2011..This paper reviews the available literature for breast conservation and surgical decision making in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers...