Selected inflammatory breast cancer research published in 2011
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Schairer, C., Brown, LM., & Mai, PL. (2011). Inflammatory breast cancer: high risk of contralateral breast cancer compared to comparably staged non-inflammatory breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 2011 Aug;129(1):117-24. doi: 10.1007/s10549-010-1324-y.
Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC), the most lethal form of breast cancer, has characteristics linked to higher risk of contralateral breast cancer. However, no large studies have examined risk of contralateral breast cancer following IBC.
Our results suggest that IBC has higher risk of cancer in the contralateral breast than comparably staged non-IBC, possibly due to both metastatic/recurrent disease and independent primaries.