Research and Trials
International Multicenter Tool to Predict the Risk of Nonsentinel node Metastases in Breast Cancer.
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The nomogram we have developed is now
available to download for free as an app for your iPhone/iPad. Just
search for "Predictive Tools for Breast Cancer" on your Application
This tool needs calibration according to local practice (this is
because the number of retrieved nodes may vary
according to surgeons and pathologists).
You will therefore need to enter 2 figures (In the first line of
each tool) as follows:
a) For risk prediction of additional
nodes the prevalence of nonsetinel N+ in our institutional series
is 35. This is an example only and you will need to enter
b) For risk prediction of N2 (I.e.
=/>4 nodes) nodes after macrometastatic Sentinel Node Biopsy is
6. This is an example only and you will need to enter yours.
Feedback on this tool is welcomed. Please send
to Riccardo A. Audisio, MD,