Accession Number:

ADB215483

Title:

Epidemiologic Investigation of a Cluster of Cystosarcoma Phyllode Tumors of the Female Breast

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 15 Aug 94-14 Aug 95

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OFNEW JERSEY NEWARK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-09-14

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Cystosarcoma phyllodes is an uncommon breast neoplasm. It is a fibroepithelial tumor composed of 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 97 women diagnosed with new tumors since 1987. However, the incidence of cystosarcoma phyllodes does not appear to be increased in neighboring counties. Benign cystosarcoma phyllodes tumors were found to have a significant risk of recurrence unless there are adequate surgical margins. An analytic epidemiologic case-control study will assess possible risk factors and provide guidance to future study.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE