Wide Excision Alone for DCIS-Grades 1 and 2
- Treatment consists of wide excision that will remove the area of DCIS and a minimum of
1cm histologically negative margin of breast tissue. A post-excision mammogram will be
performed to verify complete excision of all calcifications.
- Follow-up consists of physical examinations at least every 6 months by the surgeon or
radiation oncologist. Mammograms of the affected breast will be obtained every 6
months for 5 years and then annually. Mammograms of the unaffected breast will be
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
To determine if patients with DCIS can be effectively treated with wide excision alone.
Julia Wong, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
United States: Institutional Review Board
|Massachusetts General Hospital||Boston, Massachusetts 02114-2617|
|Dana-Farber Cancer Center||Boston, Massachusetts 02115|