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BCSM Guest Post Archives – Page 6 of 7 – #BCSM

(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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San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Highlights by Dr. Julie Gralow

The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium is the largest scientific meeting devoted to breast cancer, attracting national and international attention. It is attended by clinicians, researchers and advocates. “The Symposium aims to achieve a balance of clinical, translational, and basic research, providing a forum for interaction, communication, and education for a broad spectrum of researchers, […]

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San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Highlights by Dr. Robert Miller

The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium is the largest scientific meeting devoted to breast cancer, attracting national and international attention. It is attended by clinicians, researchers and advocates. “The Symposium aims to achieve a balance of clinical, translational, and basic research, providing a forum for interaction, communication, and education for a broad spectrum of researchers, […]

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Clinical Trials 101

Clinical Trials 101 – Guest Post by Carmen Gonzalez The world of clinical research can present a hornet’s nest of almost incomprehensible clinical jargon to the average Jane or Joe. Added to that reading burden is finding what study is right for you.  Assuming you have waded through all the public information, there remains the […]

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