Neoadjuvant therapy (NAT) in breast cancer is administered to downstage the tumor, deescalate surgery, and provide prognostic information that can be used to tailor subsequent adjuvant therapy. In this respect, the pathological evaluation of both pre-NAT biopsies and post-NAT surgical specimens is crucial to precisely assess the treatment response. With the increasing possibilities of NAT protocols and the rising number of eligible patients, it has become extremely important to standardize the pathological response assessment. Here, we provide an update on the recommendations of the Italian Group for the Study of Breast Pathology - the Italian Society of Pathology (GIPaM-SIAPeC) for the analysis of breast cancer samples before and after NAT.

Pathological examination of breast cancer samples before and after neoadjuvant therapy: recommendations from the Italian Group for the Study of Breast Pathology - Italian Society of Pathology (GIPaM-SIAPeC)

Scatena, Cristian;
2022-01-01

Abstract

Neoadjuvant therapy (NAT) in breast cancer is administered to downstage the tumor, deescalate surgery, and provide prognostic information that can be used to tailor subsequent adjuvant therapy. In this respect, the pathological evaluation of both pre-NAT biopsies and post-NAT surgical specimens is crucial to precisely assess the treatment response. With the increasing possibilities of NAT protocols and the rising number of eligible patients, it has become extremely important to standardize the pathological response assessment. Here, we provide an update on the recommendations of the Italian Group for the Study of Breast Pathology - the Italian Society of Pathology (GIPaM-SIAPeC) for the analysis of breast cancer samples before and after NAT.
2022
Fusco, Nicola; Rizzo, Antonio; Costarelli, Leopoldo; Santinelli, Alfredo; Cerbelli, Bruna; Scatena, Cristian; Macrì, Ettore; Pietribiasi, Francesca; D'Amati, Giulia; Sapino, Anna; Castellano, Isabella
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