Intraoperative Imaging of Breast Cancer With Indocyanine Green

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    University of Pennsylvania
Updated on 2 February 2021
breast cancer
indocyanine green
sentinel node
ductal carcinoma
sentinel lymph node biopsy
breast mri


According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, and is responsible for 686,000 new cases every year. The WHO also posit that nearly 420,000 women perished from the disease in 2002. Surgery remains the best option for patients presenting with operable Stage I, II or III cancers. Breast conservation surgery has been shown to be as efficacious as mastectomy. About 60-70% of these women with operable breast cancer are breast conservation candidates. However, the need to achieve negative tumor margins often requires a second operation (re-excision) in up to 70% of the women having lumpectomy surgery. Currently, tumor margins assessment in the operating room is often assessed grossly by palpation. The ability to evaluate tumor margin using our proposed intraoperative imaging technique may provide the surgeon with an alternative, and hopefully, more sensitive method to assess tumor margins which may decrease re-excision and the morbidity associated with additional surgery, and, perhaps, lower the risk of local regional recurrence.

Condition Ductal Carcinoma, Invasive Ductal Breast Carcinoma, Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
Treatment Indocyanine Green, Indocyanine Green
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT01796041
SponsorUniversity of Pennsylvania
Last Modified on2 February 2021

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