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Naoto Ueno MD PhD

Naoto Ueno MD PhD

From Dr. Ueno, Excutive Director of the Morgan Welch Inflammatory Breast Cancer Program and Clinic

International expert panel on inflammatory breast cancer: consensus statement for standardized diagnosis and treatment.

Five simple points added for IBC diagnostic criteria

Minimum criteria required for the diagnosis of IBC include the following:

1. Rapid onset of breast erythema, edema and/or peau d’orange, and/or

2. Warm breast, with or without an underlying palpable mass.

3. Duration of history of no more than 6 months.

4. Erythema occupying at least one-third of the breast.

5. Pathological confirmation of invasive carcinoma.

The paper published May 2010 by Dr. Ueno and other leading Inflammatory Breast Cancer physicians.    http://annonc.oxfordjournals.org/content/22/3/515.long

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