Aim To validate the utility of the Singapore nomogram for outcome prediction in breast phyllodes tumours.
Methods Histological parameters, surgical margin status and clinical follow-up data of 34 women diagnosed with phyllodes tumours were analysed. Biostatistics modelling was performed, and the concordance between predicted and observed survivals was calculated.
Results Women with a high nomogram score had an increased risk of developing relapse, which was predicted using the parameters defined by the Singapore nomogram.
Conclusions The Singapore nomogram is useful in predicting outcome in breast phyllodes tumours when applied to an Australian cohort of 34 women.
- BREAST PATHOLOGY
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Handling editor Runjan Chetty
Contributors TWC: collation of data and preparation of manuscript; JYHL and CSL: contribution of data; HL: biostatistical analysis; M-HT: reading of and contribution to manuscript; PHT: supervision of study and editing of manuscript.
Competing interests None declared.
Ethics approval South Western Sydney Local Health District Ethics and Research Governance Office (HREC reference: HREC/12/LPOOL/102).
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
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