Breast cancer: Noninvasive and special situations

Robert W. Carlson, D. Craig Allred, Benjamin O. Anderson, Harold J. Burstein, W. Bradford Carter, Stephen B. Edge, John K. Erban, William B. Farrar, Andres Forero, Sharon Hermes Giordano, Lori J. Goldstein, William J. Gradishar, Daniel F. Hayes, Clifford A. Hudis, Britt Marie Ljung, P. Kelly Marcom, Ingrid A. Mayer, Beryl McCormick, Lori J. Pierce, Elizabeth C. ReedMary Lou Smith, George Somlo, Neal S. Topham, John H. Ward, Eric P. Winer, Antonio C. Wolff

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Abstract

The therapeutic options for patients with noninvasive or invasive breast cancer are complex and varied. In many situations, the patient and physician have the responsibility to jointly explore and select the most appropriate option from among the available alternatives. With few exceptions, the evaluation, treatment, and follow-up recommendations in these guidelines are based on the results of past and present clinical trials. However, no single clinical situation exists in which the treatment of breast cancer has been optimized with respect to either maximizing cure or minimizing toxicity and disfigurement. Therefore, patient/physician participation in prospective clinical trials allows patients to not only receive state-of-the-art cancer treatment but also contribute to improving the treatment of future patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1182-1207
Number of pages26
JournalJNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Volume8
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2010

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Keywords

  • Breast-conserving therapy
  • Ductal carcinoma in situ
  • Endocrine therapy
  • Lobular carcinoma in situ
  • Mastectomy
  • NCCN clinical practice guidelines
  • NCCN guidelines
  • Noninvasive breast cancer
  • Radiation therapy
  • Tamoxifen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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Carlson, R. W., Allred, D. C., Anderson, B. O., Burstein, H. J., Carter, W. B., Edge, S. B., Erban, J. K., Farrar, W. B., Forero, A., Giordano, S. H., Goldstein, L. J., Gradishar, W. J., Hayes, D. F., Hudis, C. A., Ljung, B. M., Marcom, P. K., Mayer, I. A., McCormick, B., Pierce, L. J., ... Wolff, A. C. (2010). Breast cancer: Noninvasive and special situations. JNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 8(10), 1182-1207. https://doi.org/10.6004/jnccn.2010.0087