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June 8, 2011

Axillary vs Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection for Invasive Breast Cancer

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, Illinois (pdorn@radonc.uchicago.edu).

JAMA. 2011;305(22):2288-2291. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.752

To the Editor: Dr Giuliano and colleagues concluded that sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy alone is not inferior to ALND in patients with T1-T2 breast cancer and limited SLN involvement treated with breast conservation and adjuvant systemic therapy.1 Variable radiation techniques may have had an impact on the results and interpretation of this trial.

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