Cryoablation promising in early breast cancer

Cryoablation may be an effective non-surgical treatment for women with early stage invasive ductal breast cancer, according to a new US study.

Nearly 100 patients underwent ablation using a freeze-thaw-free cycle lasting on average around a half an hour.

All patients with tumours of less than 1 cm were treated successfully with no residual invasive cancer on pathological examination.

The success rate for all interventions was around 80%, the study authors from the Weill Cornell Breast Center in New York said.

Lead author Dr Rache Simmons said that the procedure did not