Standards for diagnosis and management of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast. American College of Radiology. American College of Surgeons. College of American Pathologists. Society of Surgical Oncology

CA Cancer J Clin. Mar-Apr 1998;48(2):108-28. doi: 10.3322/canjclin.48.2.108.


A sufficient body of knowledge has developed about ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast to warrant a separate report on standards of care for women with this disease. This consensus report by these four organizations discusses evaluation of the patient, selection of treatment, technical aspects of diagnostic biopsy and definitive local excision, pathologic evaluation, radiation therapy considerations, follow-up care recommendations, and questions for future research.

Publication types

  • Guideline
  • Practice Guideline
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Breast Neoplasms / pathology
  • Breast Neoplasms / radiotherapy
  • Breast Neoplasms / surgery
  • Carcinoma in Situ / diagnosis*
  • Carcinoma in Situ / pathology
  • Carcinoma in Situ / radiotherapy
  • Carcinoma in Situ / surgery
  • Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast / diagnosis*
  • Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast / pathology
  • Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast / radiotherapy
  • Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast / surgery
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Mastectomy*
  • Mastectomy, Segmental*
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Radiotherapy, Adjuvant