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Clinical usefulness of one-step nucleic acid amplification assay in the new era of sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer


According to the results of the ACOSOG Z0011 trial and IBCSG trial 23-01, rapid intraoperative examinations of the sentinel lymph nodes (SLN) are needed in only a limited number of breast cancer patients, including those with more than three sentinel nodes or who undergo mastectomy. In this new era of SLN biopsies, one-step nucleic acid amplification assay is a promising method for accurately assessing metastasis in the whole SLN,

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