Locally advanced breast cancer in a 15th century painting in Milan

Jayant S. Vaidya

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    This previously unreported Renaissance painting depicts a young woman with locally advanced breast cancer reaching out towards a healing potion in the church of Santa Maria della Grazia in Milan, that houses Leonardo da Vinci's Last supper. Today's potion may well contain neoadjuvant systemic therapy including trastuzumab that may allow breast conserving surgery and targeted intraoperative radiotherapy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)102-103
    Number of pages2
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007


    • Breast Neoplasms
    • Female
    • History, 15th Century
    • Humans
    • Italy
    • Medicine in Art
    • Paintings


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