Use of GeneSearch breast lymph node assay to detect sentinel node metastases in early stage breast cancer

BlueCross BlueShield Association
Record ID 32010000207
Authors' objectives:

To evaluate the use of the intraoperative GeneSearchâ„¢ BLN assay in detecting early stage breast cancer metastases in the sentinel lymph nodes compared to
1. postoperative histology or
2. other commonly used intraoperative evaluation methods, namely, intraoperative frozen section histology or imprint cytology.

Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2007
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Device Approval
  • Intraoperative Care
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Reference Standards
  • Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • United States
  • United States Food and Drug Administration
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Keratin-19
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Lymphatic Metastasis
Organisation Name: BlueCross BlueShield Association
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