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Reassurance on Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) Treatment De-Escalation

Reassurance on Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) Treatment De-Escalation

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Reassurance on Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) Treatment De-Escalation
Reassurance on Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) Treatment De-Escalation
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BARCELONA—A multicenter nationwide Italian study of patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) treated with breast conservative surgery (BCS) and whole breast radiotherapy (RT) has updated risk criteria to help women opt for gentler treatments and avoid toxicities from overtreatment.

At the 2018 European Breast Cancer Conference Icro Meattini MD, Consultant Clinical Oncologist in the Radiation Oncology Department at Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Careggi, University of Florence, Italy said: “A diagnosis of DCIS can be frightening but also confusing. Although we know that very few patients will go on to develop invasive cancer we don’t know which ones they will be and so we offer treatments such as surgery and radiotherapy and sometimes hormone therapy.” He discusses the findings of his study with the Audio Journal of Oncology.

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