Proceedings of the consensus conference on the role of sentinel lymph node biopsy in carcinoma of the breast April 19 to 22, 2001, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hum Pathol. 2002 Jun;33(6):579-89. doi: 10.1053/hupa.2002.124117.


A consensus conference on the role of sentinel node biopsy in breast cancer was held in Philadelphia in April 2001. The participants included many highly respected American and European investigators in this area. This report summarizes the deliberations of the group and promotes its current guidelines for the integration of this new technique into contemporary clinical practice.

Publication types

  • Congress
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Breast Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Disease Progression
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy / standards
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy / trends*