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Therese B. Bevers, Benjamin O. Anderson, Ermelinda Bonaccio, Sandra Buys, Mary B. Daly, Peter J. Dempsey, William B. Farrar, Irving Fleming, Judy E. Garber, Randall E. Harris, Alexandra S. Heerdt, Mark Helvie, John G. Huff, Nazanin Khakpour, Seema A. Khan, Helen Krontiras, Gary Lyman, Elizabeth Rafferty, Sara Shaw, Mary Lou Smith, Theodore N. Tsangaris, Cheryl Williams and Thomas Yankeelov

Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology NCCN Categories of Evidence and Consensus Category 1: The recommendation is based on high-level evidence (e.g., randomized controlled trials) and there is

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Therese B. Bevers, Mark Helvie, Ermelinda Bonaccio, Kristine E. Calhoun, Mary B. Daly, William B. Farrar, Judy E. Garber, Richard Gray, Caprice C. Greenberg, Rachel Greenup, Nora M. Hansen, Randall E. Harris, Alexandra S. Heerdt, Teresa Helsten, Linda Hodgkiss, Tamarya L. Hoyt, John G. Huff, Lisa Jacobs, Constance Dobbins Lehman, Barbara Monsees, Bethany L. Niell, Catherine C. Parker, Mark Pearlman, Liane Philpotts, Laura B. Shepardson, Mary Lou Smith, Matthew Stein, Lusine Tumyan, Cheryl Williams, Mary Anne Bergman and Rashmi Kumar

clinical finding such as a palpable mass; and (2) incremental imaging after a possible abnormal screening mammogram in an asymptomatic woman (also referred NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology : Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis, Version 3

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Melinda L. Telli, Kathleen C. Horst, Alice E. Guardino, Frederick M. Dirbas and Robert W. Carlson

– 355 . 7. Parker SJ Harries SA . Phyllodes tumours . Postgrad Med J 2001 ; 77 : 428 – 435 . 8. Jacklin RK Ridgway PF Ziprin P . Optimising preoperative diagnosis in phyllodes tumour of the breast . J Clin Pathol 2006 ; 59

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Reith R. Sarkar, Katherine E. Fero, Daniel M. Seible, Neil Panjwani, Rayna K. Matsuno and James D. Murphy

diagnosis through death, which allows for assessment of patterns of care and hospitalizations over the entire course of a patient’s disease. Study Population A total of 32,475 patients aged ≥66 years diagnosed with histologically confirmed malignant

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Kshama Jaiswal, Madelyne Hull, Anna L. Furniss, Reina Doyle, Natalia Gayou and Elizabeth Bayliss

Delays in breast cancer care can result in patient dissatisfaction as well as increased risks of local recurrence and death. 1 – 3 However, no studies have examined the full continuum of care, from presentation to imaging, to diagnosis, to

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Harubumi Kato

. Kato shares a backward glance at where PDT has come from and a forward glimpse at where it may be heading. The Birth of Fluorescence Bronchoscopy for Diagnosing Lung Cancer The diagnosis of lung cancer was significantly enhanced by the development

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Lauren Nye, Timothy K. Huyck and William J. Gradishar

physicians perceive the diagnosis to be one that puts the life of the mother at odds with that of the fetus, but available data suggest that termination of the pregnancy does not improve the outcome for pregnant women with breast cancer. 4 Often diagnosis is

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Brian J. Williams, Daniel M.S. Raper, Erin Godbout, T. David Bourne, Daniel M. Prevedello, Amin B. Kassam and Deric M. Park

extent of surgical resection and surgical margins. This article reviews the epidemiology, pathogenesis, presentation, diagnosis, and management of chordoma, and highlights future directions for potential therapy. Epidemiology Chordoma is a rare

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Anne M. Covey

lesion is detected, the NCCN Guidelines indicate that abdominal multiphasic CT or MRI is the next step to confirm the diagnosis ( Figure 2 ). The “Principles of Imaging” criteria (available at NCCN.org ) include that a multidetector scanner should be

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Stephanie A. Morris, Dorothy Farrell and Piotr Grodzinski

are often associated with high systemic toxicities and poor pharmacokinetics. Moreover, for many malignancies, diagnosis is achievable only at late, metastatic stages of development, reducing the overall effectiveness of treatment. In recent years, the