Infiltrating Lobular Carcinoma of the Breast


Pestalozzi, B.C.


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This volume presents a current and comprehensive review and comment on all clinical aspects of Invasive Lobular Breast Carcinoma (ILBC).

Subjects covered by the eight papers collected here include the epidemiology, molecular pathology, histologic and immunophenotypic characteristics of ILBC. Clinical presentation and surgical management are also addressed, as are clinical and newly recognized features of the disease, systemic treatment and the issue of relapse. A summary of literature addressing the formidable diagnostic difficulties posed by this slowly infiltrating carcinoma is also included.

These concise summaries and thoughtful analyses represent an important contribution to the field and will be essential reading for all those concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of ILBC, a disease of exceptional clinical relevance and scientific interest.