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Highlights from #SSO2015

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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A Patient Walks into ASBrS
On: Jul 14, 2014
By: Alicia

In April 2014, I had the opportunity to attend the 15th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.  As a patient advocate, it was an honor to attend this conference and see firsthand the incredible work that breast surgeons are doing to advance to role of survivorship planning, shared decision making, and quality […]

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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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