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Findings on drain use after breast cancer surgery

Press release issued: 20 November 2023

The Diamond Study survey calls for an RCT

A new publication from The Diamond Study Collaborative outlines the results of a survey of UK breast surgeons.
It suggests that a Randomised Controlled Trial of drains versus no drains after mastectomy and Axillary surgery is possible in the UK. 
The authors, including CSR team members, believe, "There is a need for a large-scale UK-based RCT to determine if, when and in whom drains are necessary following mastectomy and axillary surgery. This work will inform the design and conduct of a future trial."
Read the full findings here
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