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ASBrS 2017 Lymphedema Panel
By: Alicia
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May 8, 2017

Thank you to Dr. Kimberli Cox for submitting this review of the Lymphedema Panel at ASBRS 2017. The panel, a multidisciplinary (breast surgeons, plastic surgeons, radiation oncology, LE therapists, PMR and our own Alicia Staley) international group presented their findings and recommendations. Stated goals were recognizing the issue, the possible lack of a definitive solution, […]

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ASBrS 2017 – Advances in Staging
On: May 8, 2017
By: Alicia

“So, what stage am I?” This guest post is by Dr. Jaime Lewis This question and the answer helps providers and patients in understanding the extent of disease and prognosis, guiding appropriate treatment, and clustering patients in studies and guidelines. It allows us to communicate regarding groups of patients believed to be similar. The staging […]

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Active Surveillance for DCIS – the COMET Trial

9 April 2017 On Monday April 10th we will discuss the COMET trial, which is sponsored by the Alliance cooperative group. The principal investigator is Dr. Shelley Hwang, a surgical oncologist at Duke University. This study will evaluate active surveillance for low risk DCIS. The primary objective is to evaluate the rate of ipsilateral (same […]

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#SurvOnc17
On: Jan 30, 2017
By: bcsmadmin

The American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Physicians hosted a Cancer Survivorship Symposium January 27-28th in San Diego, California. Recognizing that over time, cancer survivors are more likely to receive care from their primary care providers (PCP), the conference aimed to provide information about survivorship […]

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Nutritional Needs of Cancer Survivors – A PCORI Project
On: Nov 7, 2016
By: Alicia

Tonight, we’ll be covering a new research project on the Nutritional Needs of Cancer Survivors.  I’ll be working with a team of researchers at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy over the next 6 months.  This is an official PCORI Project titled:  “Engaging Cancer Survivors in the Community to Understand their Nutritional […]

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