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2014

Patient Input Requested – Increasing Mastectomy Rates

On Saturday January 17th, I will be giving a talk at the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting – the title of the talk is: Increasing Mastectomy Rates – Science vs. Personal Choice. There is a tremendous amount of literature documenting the increasing mastectomy rates – the focus of the […]

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Radiation Therapy for Early Stage Breast Cancer

This guest post is by Dr. Matthew Katz, radiation oncologist. Dr. Katz will be our #BCSM Tweetchat guest for Monday 10/27/14. He will be discussing some of the new research that came out of the recent American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting. Dr. Katz is the former chair of the Communications Committee for ASTRO, […]

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Changing the Metastatic Breast Cancer Landscape

Today the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance (MBCA), a coalition of 29 breast cancer nonprofits, individuals and pharmaceutical companies, released the first-ever assessment of the metastatic breast cancer (MBC) community as whole, from basic statistics about the population to an analysis of current research to the prevailing stereotypes and gaps blocking progress in treatments. The MBCA, established […]

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Thoughts from the 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium

The 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium was held September 4-6 in San Francisco. This is a unique meeting as it is multidisciplinary, co-sponsored by 6 organizations: the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), The American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS), the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO), the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the National Consortium […]

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