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Breast cancer treatment Archives – #BCSM

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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Update from ASTRO
On: Oct 1, 2016
By: bcsmadmin

The American Society for Radiation Oncology recently held their annual meeting. Dr. Matthew Katz, a radiation oncologist in Lowell, MA, provides us with his interpretation of several of the studies that were presented. For more information from Dr. Katz, follow him on Twitter: @subatomicdoc. Technique Radiation treatment for breast cancer is usually with 3-dimensional (3D) […]

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ASBrS Issues Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Consensus Statement
On: Jul 31, 2016
By: bcsmadmin

Originally posted on DrAttai.com During the April 2016 meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS), a consensus conference was held to discuss contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM). CPM is the removal of the healthy, opposite breast, and the rates of CPM have been increasing, for various reasons. A patient’s decision to undergo a CPM is […]

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