Fast Five Quiz: Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Maurie Markman, MD


January 14, 2021

The key recommendations of the Society of Surgical Oncology–American Society for Radiation Oncology–American Society of Clinical Oncology Consensus Guideline on Margins for Breast-Conserving Surgery With Whole-Breast Irradiation in Ductal Carcinoma in Situ include:

  • Positive margins had a twofold higher risk for IBTR

  • Wider margins do not significantly decrease IBTR compared with 2-mm margins

  • Biologic subtypes do not indicate the need for margins wider than no ink on tumor

  • IBTR rates are lowered with the use of systemic therapy

Learn more about the management of early-stage breast cancer.


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