Current approaches and Challenges in early detection of breast cancer recurrence

Erika J. Schneble*, Lindsey J. Graham, Matthew P. Shupe, Frederick L. Flynt, Kevin P. Banks, Aaron D. Kirkpatrick, Aviram Nissan, Leonard Henry, Alexander Stojadinovic, Nathan M. Shumway, George E. Peoples, Robert F. Setlik

*Corresponding author for this work

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Early detection of breast cancer recurrence is a key element of follow-up care and surveillance after completion of primary treatment. The goal is to improve survival by detecting and treating recurrent disease while potentially still curable assuming a more effective salvage surgery and treatment. In this review, we present the current guidelines for early detection of recurrent breastcancer in the adjuvant setting. Emphasis is placed on the multidisciplinary approach from surgery, medical oncology, and radiology with a discussion of the challenges faced within each setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-290
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Cancer
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Adjuvant
  • Breast cancer
  • Follow-up
  • Recurrence
  • Surveillance


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