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Invited Commentary
October 14, 2020

Oncologic Outcomes After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
  • 2Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University School of Medicine and Duke University Health System, Durham, North Carolina
JAMA Surg. Published online October 14, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.4138

For women with breast cancer, rates of locoregional recurrence after skin- and nipple-sparing mastectomy are low (approximately 5%) and often exceeded by those for distant metastases.1,2 As a result, these contemporary mastectomy techniques in conjunction with breast reconstruction have become widely adopted owing to improved patient-reported outcomes related to cosmesis and quality of life.

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