Annals of Surgical Oncology

, Volume 25, Supplement 3, pp 654–655 | Cite as

ASO Author Reflections: Axillary Surgery for Node-Positive Mastectomy Patients

  • Sara Gaines
  • Katharine Yao
ASO Author Reflections



Sara Gaines and Katharine Yao have no conflicts of interest to disclose.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of SurgeryNorthShore University HealthSystemEvanstonUSA
  3. 3.Pritzker School of MedicineUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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