Standard for the management of ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast (DCIS)

CA Cancer J Clin. Sep-Oct 2002;52(5):256-76. doi: 10.3322/canjclin.52.5.256.


The multidisciplinary guidelines for management of ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast from the American College of Radiology, the American College of Surgeons, the College of American Pathology, and the Society of Surgical Oncology have been updated to take into account continuing advances in the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. The continued growth in mammographic evaluation and technology has resulted in an increase in the diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast (DCIS). The resulting guidelines provide a framework for clinical decision-making for patients with DCIS based on review of relevant literature, and includes information on patient selection and evaluation, technical aspects of surgical treatment, techniques of irradiation, and follow-up care.

Publication types

  • Guideline
  • Practice Guideline
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antineoplastic Protocols / standards*
  • Breast / pathology*
  • Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Breast Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating / diagnosis
  • Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating / therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Women's Health