Selected inflammatory breast cancer research published in 2011
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Dawood, S., et al. (2011). International expert panel on inflammatory breast cancer: consensus statement for standardized diagnosis and treatment. Annals of Oncology, 22(3), 515-23. Abstract below, free full text not available.
Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) represents the most aggressive presentation of breast cancer. Women diagnosed with IBC typically have a poorer prognosis compared with those diagnosed with non-IBC tumors. Recommendations and guidelines published to date on the diagnosis, management, and follow-up of women with breast cancer have focused primarily on non-IBC tumors. Establishing a minimum standard for clinical diagnosis and treatment of IBC is needed. CONCLUSIONS
The goal of these guidelines, based on an expert consensus after careful review of published data, is to help the clinical diagnosis of this rare disease and to standardize management of IBC among treating physicians in both the academic and community settings.