S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Internal Medicine (내과학전공) Journal Papers (저널논문_내과학전공)
Triple negativity and young age as prognostic factors in lymph node-negative invasive ductal carcinoma of 1 cm or less
- Kwon, Ji Hyun; Kim, Yu Jung; Lee, Keun-Wook; Oh, Do-Youn; Park, So Yeon; Kim, Jee Hyun; Chie, Eui Kyu; Kim, Sung-Won; Im, Seock-Ah; Kim, In-Ah; Kim, Tae-You; Park, In Ae; Noh, Dong-Young; Bang, Yung-Jue; Ha, Sung Whan
- Issue Date
- BIOMED CENTRAL LTD
- BMC Cancer, Vol.10, p. 557
- Background: Whether a systemic adjuvant treatment is needed is an area of controversy in patients with node-negative early breast cancer with tumor size of <= 1 cm, including T1mic. Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of clinical and pathology data of all consecutive patients with node-negative T1mic, T1a, and T1b invasive ductal carcinoma who received surgery between Jan 2000 and Dec 2006. The recurrence free survival (RFS) and risk factors for recurrence were identified. Results: Out of 3889 patients diagnosed with breast cancer, 375 patients were enrolled (T1mic:120, T1a:93, T1b:162). Median age at diagnosis was 49. After a median follow up of 60.8 months, 12 patients developed recurrences (T1mic:4 (3.3%), T1a:2 (2.2%), T1b:6 (3.7%)), with a five-year cumulative RFS rate of 97.2%. Distant recurrence was identified in three patients. Age younger than 35 years (HR 4.91; 95% CI 1.014-23.763, p = 0.048) and triple negative disease (HR 4.93; 95% CI 1.312-18.519, p = 0.018) were significantly associated with a higher rate of recurrence. HER2 overexpression, Ki-67, and p53 status did not affect RFS. Conclusions: Prognosis of node-negative breast cancer with T1mic, T1a and T1b is excellent, but patients under 35 years of age or with triple negative disease have a relatively high risk of recurrence.