• Kummerow KL, Du L, Penson DF, Shyr Y, Hooks MA. Nationwide Trends in Mastectomy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer. JAMA surgery. 2014 Nov 19. PMID: 25408966 [PubMed].


Accredited breast centers in the United States are measured on performance of breast conservation surgery (BCS) in the majority of women with early-stage breast cancer. Prior research in regional and limited national cohorts suggests a recent shift toward increasing performance of mastectomy in patients eligible for BCS.