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BCSM Guest Post Archives – Page 5 of 7 – #BCSM

#WECAN14 – Changing the Face of Women’s Cancers in East Africa

Tune in to #WECAN14 Tweet chat 9/11/2014 at 11 am ET/10 am CT /8 am PT Cancer kills more people in low- and middle-income countries than HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria combined and has already surpassed infectious diseases as the leading cause of death in many of these countries. Today, 70% of all cancer deaths occur in […]

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Badge and Bracelet – The use of Social Media from an Academic and Personal Perspective

Guest post by Dr. Oliver Boegler A Numerical Analysis of a #BCSM Tweetchat At ASCO this year I was honored to participate in an educational session entitled: “Internet, Social Media, Privacy Regulations, and Clinical Trials”. While it was a little daunting appearing alongside Michael Thompson, MD, PhD (@mtmdphd) and Robert Miller, MD (@rsm2800), both very […]

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Breast Cancer Updates from ASCO by Dr. Julie Gralow

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting was held last week in Chicago. Dr. Julie Gralow, a medical oncologist practicing in Seattle and specializing in breast cancer,  summarized some of the more important studies that were presented. To hear more from Dr. Gralow, follow her on twitter. ~DJA   See ASCO’s “Research Roundup” for […]

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(Reasonable) Fear Prompts “Extra” Mastectomy Decisions – An Opinion

A study was recently published evaluating the reasons why women diagnosed with breast cancer might undergo a contralateral prophylactic mastectomy.1 First, some definitions: –       Mastectomy – removal of the entire breast –       Prophylactic mastectomy – removal of a breast that does not have cancer –       Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) – removal of the breast that […]

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Long-Term Treatment Side Effects – Patient Input Requested!!

Dr. Eric Whitacre is a past-president of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. He is the developer of the quality reporting program used by ASBrS members. He asked me if our community would be interested in providing information for an upcoming talk at our annual meeting on long-term complications of breast cancer therapy, and my […]

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