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Retraction Note: Undertreatment of breast cancer in the elderly

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BMC SurgeryBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:25

  • Received: 10 March 2016
  • Accepted: 30 March 2016
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The original article was published in BMC Surgery 2013 13:1

This article [1] has been retracted by the authors due to significant overlap with a previous publication by Malik et al., 2013 [2]. Gennaro Pagano was not involved in the study and was introduced into the author list in error by the corresponding author. All authors, including Gennaro Pagano, have subsequently agreed that he did not qualify for authorship. The remaining authors apologize for any inconvenience caused.


The online version of the original article can be found at 10.1186/1471-2482-13-S2-S26.



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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Department of General Surgery, Cardinale Ascalesi Hospital - ASL NA1, Naples, Italy
Department of Translational Medical Sciences, University “Federico II” of Naples, Naples, Italy
Private Practice, Palazzo Donn’Anna, Largo Donn’Anna 9, Naples, Italy
Department of General, Geriatric, Oncologic Surgery and Advanced Technologies, University “Federico II” of Naples, Naples, Italy


  1. Rocco N, Rispoli C, Pagano G, Ascione S, Compagna R, Danzi M, Accurso A, Amato B. Undertreatment of breast cancer in the elderly. BMC Surg. 2013;13 Suppl 2:S26. doi:10.1186/1471-2482-13-S2-S26.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar
  2. Malik MK, Tartter PI, Belfer R. Undertreated breast cancer in the elderly. J Cancer Epidemiol. 2013;2013:893104.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar


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