Risk factors for local recurrence after breast-conserving surgery

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Abstract

Background: It is not clear whether risk factors for local recurrence after breast-conserving surgery differ in women having surgery for in situ or invasive cancer. Furthermore, the Nottingham Prognostic Index (NPI) and Nottingham Histological Grade (NHG) have been little studied as determinants of local recurrence risk. Method: In a case-control study (491 cases and 1098 controls) nested within a cohort of 7502 women who had surgery for in situ or invasive cancer of the breast, patient characteristics, tumour characteristics and treatment-related variables were evaluated as risk factors for local recurrence. Results: Multivariate conditional logistic regression analyses showed that age below 40 years, tumour multicentricity and an unclear or unknown surgical margin were significant risk factors for local recurrence. Radiotherapy to the breast and adjuvant hormone therapy were protective. Cancer in situ was not associated with a higher risk of local recurrence than invasive cancer (odds ratio 1.0, 95 per cent confidence interval 0.8 to 1.3). NHG and NPI were not helpful in determining risk of local recurrence. Conclusion: Margin status, age, tumour multicentricity, and use of radiotherapy and adjuvant hormone therapy were important determinants of risk of local recurrence. With the exception of surgical margin, variables related to the quality of surgical management did not predict risk of local recurrence.

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Authors
  • I Fredriksson
  • G Liljegren
  • Margareta Palm Sjövall
  • LG Arnesson
  • SO Emdin
  • T Fornander
  • A Lindgren
  • H Nordgren
  • I Idvall
  • M Holmqvist
  • L Holmberg
  • J Frisell
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  • Surgery
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1093-1102
JournalBritish Journal of Surgery
Volume90
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes