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Angarita, S., Ye, L., Rünger, D. et al. 

Citation: Angarita, S., Ye, L., Rünger, D. et al. Assessing the Burden of Nodal Disease for Breast Cancer Patients with Clinically Positive Nodes: Hope for More Limited Axillary Surgery. Ann Surg Oncol (2020).


Synopsis:  This article assesses the burden of nodal disease in breast cancer patients who present with clinically positive axillary nodes. The data reported demonstrate that over 40% of patients have minimal pN1 disease. Palpable lymphadenopathy does not predict for higher nodal stage. 

Bartlett, D.L., Howe, J.R., Chang, G. et al. 

Citation: Bartlett, D.L., Howe, J.R., Chang, G. et al. Management of Cancer Surgery Cases During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Considerations. Ann Surg Oncol 27, 1717–1720 (2020).


Synopsis: In these unprecedented times of COVID-19, surgical oncologists are being forced to consider triage and rationing of cancer surgery cases. This article presents recommendations for managing care in respective areas of cancer specialties, assuming a 3- to 6-month delay in care.

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Annals of Surgical OncologyAnnals of Surgical Oncology (ASO) hails 2019 as a year of growth and influence with a 13% increase in editorials, the addition of a two new editorial sections and the introduction of “ASO Author Reflections.” ASO also had more than 1 million article downloads, a demonstration of the quality and relevance of the research published. Read more about ASO.

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