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What does SNB stand for?

SNB stands for Sentinel Node Biopsy

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Until recently, clinical practice guidelines advised complete axillary node dissection--removal of all 20-30 axillary nodes--if a woman's sentinel node biopsy was positive.
In the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group's Z0011 trial, survival was nearly identical between women who underwent lumpectomy and sentinel node dissection alone, followed by adjuvant chemotherapy and tangential-field whole-breast irradiation, and women who underwent axillary node dissection when sentinel node biopsy revealed limited metastasis, followed by the same chemotherapy and irradiation.
Recent publication of the survival analysis from the NSABP B-32 trial provides level- one evidence confirming findings from numerous retrospective cohort studies demonstrating the oncological equivalence of sentinel node biopsy (SNB) to axillary clearance in clinically node-negative breast cancer [1], This and other studies including the ALMANAC Trial [2], have previously confirmed reduced morbidity and improved patient-reported outcomes with SNB.