Fat transfer did not yield higher rates of cancer recurrence among patients with breast cancer undergoing mastectomy with immediate reconstruction, according to recent findings.
The study included patients accrued from four major centers between 2006 and 2011. The researchers defined recurrence as cases that occurred during the study period. They measured the relationship between fat transfer and time to recurrence in a bivariate and multivariate analysis.
Results indicated no association between fat transfer and time to recurrence (HR = 0.99; 95% CI, 0.56-1.7). This trend persisted in an analysis that included adjustments for age, BMI, disease stage, HER2/Neu receptor status and estrogen receptor status (HR = 0.97; 95% CI, 0.54-1.8).
“In this population of breast cancer patients who had mastectomy with immediate reconstruction, fat transfer was not associated with a higher risk of cancer recurrence,” the researchers concluded.
Disclosures: The researchers report no relevant financial disclosure.