About this Special Issue
The contributions contained in this Special Issue comprise the recommendations accepted by the Consensus Conference organized on 6-7 November 2021 in Visegrád, Hungary, and form the 1st Central-Eastern European Professional Consensus Statement on Breast Cancer. The content is based on English-language translations from the original Hungarian of recommendations accepted by the 4th Hungarian Consensus Conference on Breast Cancer, adjusted to include the frames of the Central-Eastern European Academy of Oncology and updated by changes in practices and recommendations introduced during the nearly one-year-period between the two consensus conferences. Additionally, these guidelines fall within the recommendations of ESMO, NCCN and ABC5, as well as that of the St. Gallen Consensus Conference statements.
The guidelines cover problematics of breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and management, with specific chapters on:
- screening, imaging, and diagnostic modalities for breast tumours
- pathology and reporting of breast cancer*
- contemporary breast cancer surgery*
- radiotherapy of breast cancer
- systemic treatment of breast cancer*
- follow up, rehabilitation, and psycho-oncology
Chapters labelled with an asterisk (*) have been substantially updated / modified following the publication of the 4th Hungarian Consensus Conference recommendations.
The original guidelines may be found in full-text with the Hungarian publication Magyar Onkológia 2020 (64) 4: 277-398, at huon.hu.
Keywords: breast cancer, guidelines, rehabilitation, radiotherapy, cytology