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Variation in the management of early breast cancer in rural and metropolitan centres: Implications for the organisation of rural cancer services

Craft, Paul; Buckingham, John; Beckmann, Kerri; Zhang, Yanping; Stuart-Harris, Robin; Jacob, George; Roder, David; Tait, Noel; Dahlstrom, Jane


The study examines the management and outcomes of women with early invasive breast cancer treated in rural and metropolitan centres over a nine-year observation period. A prospective audit of the treatment and outcomes of 2081 women with early breast cancer who underwent potentially curative surgery between 1997 and 2006 in metropolitan Canberra or in the surrounding rural region was completed. Overall, there was good agreement between published guidelines and the treatment received by the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: The Breast
DOI: 10.1016/j.breast.2010.03.032


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