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International Journal of Breast Cancer
Volume 2015, Article ID 104231, 7 pages
Research Article

A Nationwide Cross-Sectional Survey of UK Breast Surgeons’ Views on the Management of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ

1Oxford University Hospitals, NHS Trust, Oxford OX3 9DU, UK
2Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich NR4 7UY, UK
3Buckinghamshire NHS Healthcare Trust, Buckinghamshire HP11 2TT, UK

Received 2 September 2015; Revised 3 November 2015; Accepted 4 November 2015

Academic Editor: Debra A. Tonetti

Copyright © 2015 Gurdeep S. Mannu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Following systematic literature review of the published literature over the last 10 years, all relevant papers were coded into categories based on the identified areas of uncertainty in the management of DCIS. The salient research areas that were identified are shown in Supplementary online appendix 1. A process of cognitive interviewing finalised the optimal question phrasing and survey structure. A sample of the final survey distributed to surgeons is shown in supplementary online appendix 2. More detailed analyses of responses to the survey by monthly workload (number of operations undertaken by the respondent per month) are shown in supplementary online appendices 3 and 4. Supplementary online appendix 5 shows a tabulation of how differences in seniority and region influence concordance of respondents’ survey answers with NICE guidelines regarding the role of SLNB in DCIS.

  1. Supplementary Material