Toh U1, Iwakuma N, Mishima M, Okabe M, Nakagawa S, Akagi Y.
Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 Sep;153(2):337-44. doi: 10.1007/s10549-015-3542-9. Epub 2015 Aug 13.A new sensitive fluorescence imaging system was developed for the real-time identification of sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) in patients with early breast cancer. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the utility of a color charge-coupled device camera system for the intraoperative detection of SLNs and to determine its clinical efficacy and sensitivity in patients with operable breast cancer. We assessed a total of 168 patients diagnosed with or suspected of having early-stage breast cancer without metastasis in SLNs. Read More