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Breast. 2014 Jun;23(3):209-20. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2014.03.011. Epub 2014 Apr 24.

First international consensus guidelines for breast cancer in young women (BCY1).

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  • 1Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
  • 2Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, Switzerland; Breast Unit of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, Switzerland.
  • 3King Abdulaziz Medical City for National Guard, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • 4Luzerner Kantonsspital, Lucerne, Switzerland.
  • 5University Hospitals of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
  • 6Department of Medicine, BrEAST Data Centre, Jules Bordet Institute, Universit√© Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.
  • 7European School of Oncology, Milan, Italy.
  • 8Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France.
  • 9Europa Donna, London, United Kingdom.
  • 10European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy.
  • 11Breast Center, Dept. OB&GYN, University of Munich (LMU), Munich, Germany.
  • 12Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
  • 13German Breast Group, GBG Forschungs GmbH, Neu-Isenburg, Germany; Sana Klinikum Offenbach, Germany.
  • 14Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel.
  • 15European School of Oncology, Milan, Italy; European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy.
  • 16Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel.
  • 17Breast Unit, Champalimaud Cancer Center, Lisbon, Portugal; European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy. Electronic address:


The 1st International Consensus Conference for Breast Cancer in Young Women (BCY1) took place in November 2012, in Dublin, Ireland organized by the European School of Oncology (ESO). Consensus recommendations for management of breast cancer in young women were developed and areas of research priorities were identified. This manuscript summarizes these international consensus recommendations, which are also endorsed by the European Society of Breast Specialists (EUSOMA).

Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


BCY1; Breast cancer; Guidelines

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