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How much longer will lumpectomy be the only option for small breast tumors?A review of non-surgical ablation of breast cancer

Authors
Journal
Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America
1055-3207
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
23
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.soc.2014.03.009
Keywords
  • Breast Cancer
  • In Situ Ablation
  • Cryoablation
  • Radio-Frequency Ablation
  • High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Medicine

Abstract

Synopsis The surgical management of breast cancer has evolved significantly, facilitated by advancements in technology, imaging and improvements in adjuvant therapy. The changes in surgical management have been characterized by equal or improved outcomes with significantly less morbidity. The next step in this evolution is the minimally invasive or non-invasive ablation of breast cancers as an alternative to lumpectomy. This article will review the various modalities for non-surgical breast cancer ablation and the clinical experience to date, and outline some of the next steps necessary for their clinical implementation.

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