My ePortfolio Register   
 

Abstract | Full HTML Article | PDF ecancer 11 743 / DOI: 10.3332/ecancer.2017.743

Special Issue

The Veronesi quadrantectomy: an historical overview

Following a clinical trial in which the Halsted mastectomy was compared to the less invasive quadrantectomy, no differences were reported in terms of local recurrence, disease-free or overall survival between the two. As a result, Umberto Veronesi was the first in the world to state that the radical mastectomy appeared to involve unnecessary mutilation in patients with breast cancer of less than 2 cm and no palpable axillary nodes.

To date, the Veronesi quadrantectomy is routinely considered for breast cancer treatment. This brief review, which highlights the main advances over the last 50 years, is dedicated to Professor Umberto Veronesi.

Keywords: breast cancer, conservative treatment, mastectomy, axillary dissection, radiotherapy

Loading Article Metrics ... Please wait

Related articles

Special Issue: The past and future of breast cancer treatment—from the papyrus to individualised treatment approaches

Abstract | Full Article | PDF Published: 08 Jun 2017 / DOI: 10.3332/ecancer.2017.746

Special Issue: Radioguided localisation of non-palpable lesions of the breast in Costa Rica: Review of results of our first 800 patients in private practice

Abstract | Full Article | PDF | Spanish Published: 08 Jun 2017 / DOI: 10.3332/ecancer.2017.745

Special Issue: Development of sentinel node biopsy, ROLL and IART in early breast cancer at the European Institute of Oncology, Milan (IEO)

Abstract | Full Article | PDF Published: 08 Jun 2017 / DOI: 10.3332/ecancer.2017.744

Special Issue: Professor Umberto Veronesi: a physician, a researcher, a brilliant man

Abstract | Full Article | PDF Published: 08 Jun 2017 / DOI: 10.3332/ecancer.2017.742

Policy: The impact of a coordinated joint multidisciplinary breast cancer clinic

Abstract | Full Article | PDF Published: 02 Jun 2017 / DOI: 10.3332/ecancer.2017.741



Founding partners

European Cancer Organisation European Institute of Oncology

Founding Charities

Foundazione Umberto Veronesi Fondazione IEO Swiss Bridge

Published by

Cancer Intelligence