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August 21, 1996

Diseases of the Breast

Author Affiliations

University of New Mexico School of Medicine Albuquerque

JAMA. 1996;276(7):578. doi:10.1001/jama.1996.03540070074041

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In their preface the editors write that "Diseases of the Breast is intended as a single-source compilation of the new knowledge on breast diseases presented in a form accessible to practicing clinicians." I believe that they have succeeded in their goal.

For this compilation they have assembled 101 contributors from institutions around the country. The text has 27 chapters, which contain 85 sections or topics within 1056 pages. The chapters range from "Breast Development and Anatomy" through "Management of the High Risk and Concerned Patient" and "Treatment of Metatastic Disease" to "Basic Tools for Advancing Knowledge in Breast Cancer." Along the way are sections such as "Medicolegal Aspects of Breast Cancer Education and Treatment," "Control of Angiogenesis," "Immunology and Immunotherapy of Breast Cancer," and "Management of Menopausal Symptoms." There is even a chapter on organizing a comprehensive breast center. The varied and timely topics are covered in depth using the