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Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Breast Cancer: A Work in Progress

Chatterjee, Abhishek MD, MBA; Serniak, Nicholas BS; Czerniecki, Brian J. MD, PhD

doi: 10.1097/PPO.0000000000000090
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The sentinel lymph node biopsy is a safe, accurate operation for the initial staging of breast cancer. Over the last decade, there has been increasing literature supporting its use, and it is now considered a standard of care for the initial evaluation of metastatic spread to the axillary lymph node chain.

From the Department of Surgery and the Rena Rowan Breast Center, Abramson Cancer Center, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

Reprints: Brian J. Czerniecki, MD, PhD, Department of Surgery and the Rena Rowan Breast Center, Abramson Cancer Center, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Civic Center Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19104. E-mail: brian.czerniecki@uphs.upenn.edu.

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