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Parenting and Breast Cancer

Being a parent is hard enough, never mind having to juggle parenting with breast cancer. Our chat on 4/13/15 will cover some of the challenges. Lori Marx-Rubiner and Heidi Floyd share their thoughts here. Please add to the conversation, here and during the chat! T1: How did you explain your cancer diagnosis to you kid(s)? How […]

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#BCSM Spotlight – Dr. Oliver Bogler

Tell us about your breast cancer experience, including diagnosis and treatment In 2012 I was diagnosed with stage III ductal carcinoma ER+/PR+, Her2-, at age 46 and underwent standard treatment at MD Anderson: first 6 months of chemotherapy (taxol followed by FAC), then mastectomy, then 6 weeks of radiation and now tamoxifen. I currently have […]

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Highlights from #SSO2015
On: Apr 6, 2015
By: bcsmadmin

Drs. Deanna Attai and Michael Cowher share their impressions from the Society of Surgical Oncology 2015 Annual Meeting, held March 25-28 in Houston. Neoadjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer: Dr. Elizabeth Mittendorf started the session with an overview of neoadjuvant therapy. Neoadjuvant therapy refers to treatment prior to surgery. While traditionally this has been reserved for patients […]

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Journal of the National Cancer Institute Report
On: Mar 30, 2015
By: DrAttai

Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2011, Featuring Incidence of Breast Cancer Subtypes by Race/Ethnicity, Poverty and State Today, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) released a report reviewing cancer data, specifically breast cancer, from 1975-2011. For the first time, data regarding breast cancer subtypes was included in the report, […]

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The Emperor of all Maladies
On: Mar 27, 2015
By: bcsmadmin

We will not hold a #BCSM Chat on Monday 3/30/15. Rather, we encourage you all to take part in an online event sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and other organizations in conjunction with the broadcast of The Emperor of all Maladies. From the CancerFilms.org website: Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies is a three-part, […]

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