Targeted approaches of the axilla after neoadjuvant treatment of breast cancer
Eleftheria V Ignatiadou
Metaxa Memorial Institut, Greece
: J Clin Exp Oncol
Statement of the Problem: The status of the axillary nodes in breast cancer remains even nowadays an important prognostic factor and a major component of treatment planning, systematic and locoregional. On the other hand in the neoadjuvant setting, the elimination of confirmed nodal metastases is becoming quite often. Thus some patients after neoadjuvant treatment could be spared of unnecessary axillary dissection and comorbidity. The purpose of this presentation is to review systematically the current practice worldwide and to present our treatment protocol and future perspectives.
Eleftheria Ignatiadou is a devoted breast Surgeon with great experience since 1998. One of the pioneers of modern breast surgery in Greece (sentinel lymphe node biopsy, oncoplastic surgery), she currently works as a consultant in the Breast Unit of Metaxa Memorial Hospital of Greece, the largest oncologic Hospital of Balkan. She is a member of Hellenic breast surgeons society, a member o the American college of surgeons and a member of European board of breast surgeons. She is active member of many women awareness organizations in Greece and member of Europa Donna Foundation.
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