Accession Number:

ADA346033

Title:

Epidemiologic Investigation of a Cluster of Cystosarcoma Phyllodes Tumors of the Female Breast.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 15 Aug 96-14 Aug 97

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OFNEW JERSEY NEWARK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Cystosarcoma phyllodes is an uncommon breast neoplasm. It is a fibroepithelial tumor composed or an epithelial and a cellular stromal component. A significant number of cases of cystosarcoma phyllodes tumors were diagnosed over the last several years at a single hospital in New Jersey. This study is systematically assessing the epidemiology of this tumor. Initial results confirm an apparent excess of cases compared to the number expected, with a total of 1-10 women diagnosed with new tumors since 1987. however, the incidence of cystosarcoma phyllodes does not appear to be increased in neighboring counties.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE