This cohort study uses New York Statewide Planning and Cooperation System data to describe the frequency of reoperation 90 days after breast conservation surgery among women in New York State between 2003 and 2013.
This analysis of women with breast cancer in the National Cancer Data Base describes barriers to the use of breast-conserving therapy.
This retrospective study demonstrates trends toward higher proportions of breast conservation surgery–eligible patients undergoing mastectomy, breast reconstruction, and bilateral mastectomy in the past decade. See also the Invited Commentary by Sun and Zenilman.
This database analysis found that approximately one-fourth of patients undergoing initial breast conservation surgery for breast cancer will have a subsequent operative intervention. See also the Invited Commentary by Margenthaler and Vaughan.
Agarwal and coauthors compare the breast cancer–specific survival rates of a contemporary cohort of female patients with early-stage invasive ductal carcinoma undergoing breast conservation therapy, mastectomy alone, or mastectomy with radiation.
Kvasnovsky et al evaluated programmatic changes in Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers to expand screening mammography, develop on-site breast care resources, and better coordinate care with non-VA facilities.