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Nodal status does not predict micrometastatic burden in the bone marrow of patients with breast cancer

  • N. J. Aherne
  • K. C. Redmond
  • J. H. Wang
  • E. T. Condon
  • M. A. Kelly
  • D. Richardson
  • J. Kelly
  • H. P. Redmond
Session 7 Plenary session
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Conclusion

While there are increased HEA positive cells in the bone marrow of women with locally advanced tumours, nodal status does not predict bone marrow positivity in breast cancer. This novel finding offers insights into the differing mechanisms of lymphatic and haematogenous spread in breast cancer.

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© Springer 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. J. Aherne
    • 2
  • K. C. Redmond
    • 2
  • J. H. Wang
    • 2
  • E. T. Condon
    • 2
  • M. A. Kelly
    • 2
  • D. Richardson
    • 1
  • J. Kelly
    • 1
  • H. P. Redmond
    • 2
  1. 1.South Infirmary HospitalsCorkIreland
  2. 2.Department of Academic SurgeryCork UniversityIreland

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