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The iBRA-2 (immediate breast reconstruction and adjuvant therapy audit) study: protocol for a prospective national multicentre cohort study to evaluate the impact of immediate breast reconstruction on the delivery of adjuvant therapy

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Immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) is routinely offered to improve quality of life for women with breast cancer requiring a mastectomy, but there are concerns that more complex surgery may delay the delivery of adjuvant oncological treatments and compromise long-term oncological outcomes. High-quality evidence, however, is lacking. iBRA-2 is a national prospective multicentre cohort study that aims to investigate the effect of IBR on the delivery of adjuvant thera...

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10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012678

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BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
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BMJ Open Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
10
Pages:
e012678
Publication date:
2016-10-05
Acceptance date:
2016-09-12
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ISSN:
2044-6055
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pubs:657168
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uri:3cc158de-a450-4fb9-be91-c161497e7189
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uuid:3cc158de-a450-4fb9-be91-c161497e7189
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