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Lymph node ratio can further stratify prognosis in subpopulations of breast cancer patients with axillary nodal metastases


Evaluation of: Dings PJ, Elferink MA, Strobbe LJ, de Wilt JH. The prognostic value of lymph node ratio in node-positive breast cancer: a Dutch nationwide population-based study. Ann. Surg. Oncol. 20(8), 2607–2614 (2013). Breast cancer (BC) is the most common cancer in women worldwide and affects one in eight women in the UK at some point in their lifetime. Advances in treatment have led to greatly improved survival rates. Management of axillary lymph node (LN) metastases has been a controversial but evolving area of BC therapy.

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