Irish Journal of Medical Science (1971 -)

, Volume 184, Issue 1, pp 77–80

Breast cancer: from Halsted to Harney

Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11845-014-1142-z

Cite this article as:
Kell, M.R. Ir J Med Sci (2015) 184: 77. doi:10.1007/s11845-014-1142-z


The management of breast cancer has evolved in the last 40 years to now encompass not only treating the cancer in the most effective way, but also to detect and treat cancers before they can pose a risk to patients. This evolution in therapy and diagnostics has moved away from treating patients with the maximum amount of therapy they can tolerate towards a new paradigm where patents receive the minimum treatment to be most efficacious.


Breast Cancer Surgery Risk Screening 

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© Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BreastcheckMater Misericordiae University HospitalDublinIreland

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