About this Research Topic
The surgical management of breast cancer has undergone continuous and profound changes over the last 40 years. The evolution from aggressive and mutilating treatment to conservative approach has been long, but constant, despite the controversies that appeared every time a new procedure came to light. Today, the aesthetic satisfaction of breast cancer patients combined with oncological safety is the goal of the modern breast surgeon. Breast-conserving surgery with adjuvant radiotherapy is considered the gold standard approach for patients with early stage breast cancer and the recent introduction of "oncoplastic techniques" has further increased the use of breast-conserving procedures. Mastectomy remains a valid surgical alternative in selected cases and is usually associated with immediate reconstructive procedures. New surgical procedures called "conservative mastectomies" are emerging as techniques that combine oncological safety and cosmesis by entirely removing the breast parenchyma sparing the breast skin and nipple-areola complex. Staging of the axilla has also gradually evolved toward less aggressive approaches with the adoption of sentinel node biopsy and new therapeutic strategies are emerging in patients with a pathological positivity in sentinel lymph node biopsy.
This Research Topic will highlight the new surgical treatment options for breast cancer patients. Author contributions should focus on:
(1) Current Evidences in Breast Cancer Treatment and Management
(2) The modern concept of breast surgery
(3) Oncoplastic surgery in the breast cancer treatment
We welcome Original Research, Methods, Systematic Review, Review, Mini Review articles; as well as Perspective and Technology reports.
Keywords: Breast Cancer, Surgery, Oncoplastic surgery, Mastectomy, Breast Reconstruction, Sentinel node biopsy
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