Annals of Surgical Oncology

, Volume 25, Supplement 3, pp 693–694 | Cite as

ASO Author Reflections: Rate of Axillary Lymph Node Dissection has Decreased in Patients Treated with Neoadjuvant Systemic Therapy

  • Toan T. Nguyen
  • Judy C. Boughey
ASO Author Reflections



The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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