Surgical Technique May Reduce Positive Margin Rate in Breast Cancer Patients with DCIS

According to the American Cancer Society, a noninvasive breast cancer called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) accounts for approximately one of every four new breast cancer cases in the United States. If left untreated, DCIS has the potential to evolve into invasive cancer, so many patients choose to have breast-conserving surgery or mastectomy after a diagnosis.

Analysis of Different Treatment Strategies for Non-Invasive Breast Cancer Shows Radiation Treatment Alone is Cost-Effective

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey investigators evaluated all treatment strategies for both standard-risk and good-risk ductal carcinoma in-situ and found the most commonly recommended combination treatment for DCIS represents low-value care, while radiation therapy alone was cost-effective.