Irish Journal of Medical Science (1971 -)

, Volume 184, Issue 1, pp 77–80 | Cite as

Breast cancer: from Halsted to Harney

  • Malcolm R. Kell
Review Article


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 


Conflict of interest

No conflict of interest in relation to this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BreastcheckMater Misericordiae University HospitalDublinIreland

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