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#BCSM Blog

What are clinical notes and why should I be reading them?

What are clinical notes and why should I be reading them?  Guest post by Liz Salmi / @TheLizArmy Editor’s note:  On Monday, February 26th, 2018, The Open Notes team will be joining the #BCSM Chat to discuss an important aspect of medical records: the physician’s notes.  As the #BCSM community looks to learn more about […]

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#BCSM 2017 Wrap Up

19 December 2017 During the last chat of the year, we remembered and honored those who are no longer with us. In addition, #BCSM co-founder @stales reviewed the top breast cancer stories, from January through December. January: Third of Breast Cancer Patients Treated Unnecessarily February: Dense Breasts Eclipse All Other Known Breast Cancer Risk Factors […]

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ASBrS 2017 – Key Topics by Dr. Deanna Attai
On: May 8, 2017
By: Alicia

Dr. Shelley Hwang from Duke University spoke on DCIS subtyping and overtreatment. She noted that DCIS now comprises over 20% of all mammographically detected breast cancer. It is considered a “non-obligate precursor” of invasive cancer – the rate and likelihood of progression to invasive cancer are not clearly known. However, it is clear that some […]

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ASBrS 2017: Oncoplastics and Adequate Margins
On: May 8, 2017
By: Alicia

This guest post is from Dr. Aleksandra Popadich.  Dr. Popadich came all the way to Las Vegas from New Zealand because she watched Dr. Attai’s tweets from the 2016 conference! Oncoplastic surgery is going to become a part of breast surgeon’s repertoire. The development of these skills will enable us to achieve good local control and […]

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ASBrS 2017: Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy (CPM)
On: May 8, 2017
By: Alicia

ASBrS17: Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy (CPM) This guest post is by Dr. Diane Radford. The American Society of Breast Surgeons published a consensus statement on CPM in which it was stated that average-risk women with unilateral breast cancer do not derive any oncologic benefit from CPM, and thus CPM should be discouraged (Annals of Surgical Oncology […]

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