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February 22, 2011 • Volume 8 / Number 4

NEWS

A diagram of the steps taken during a sentinel lymph node biopsy
Some Women May Not Need More Extensive Lymph Node Surgery for Breast Cancer

Clinical trials have shown that surgeons can remove less tissue from women who have early-stage, lymph node-negative breast cancer without harming their chances of the disease returning or their overall survival. Now, a study led by Dr. Armando Giuliano of the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, CA, adds to that knowledge by demonstrating that a surgical practice called axillary lymph node dissection isn’t necessary for some women with early-stage disease when cancer cells are found in the adjacent lymph nodes. Read more > >

  

IN DEPTH

UPDATES

  • HHS Update

    • President’s FY 2012 Budget Proposal Calls for Small Increase for NCI
  • FDA Update

    • FDA Approves First 3-D Device for Mammography
  • Cancer.gov Update

    • TCGA Launches New Web Site
  • Notes

    • Radiation and Cancer Symposium to Honor DCEG’s Elaine Ron
    • SBIR Phase II Bridge Award Funding Available
    • President’s Cancer Panel Addresses Accelerating Scientific Innovation

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