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This patient underwent mastectomy and ALND (10/28 positive lymph nodes). Immediately following axillary LN dissection (and prior to radiation) imaging...

How would your treatment change given pCR rates are reportedly much lower in triple positive patients?

How would this change if the patient had metastatic HR+,HER2- breast cancer and now has symptomatic pancytopenia secondary to BM involvement after TCH...

ie, not a classic NTRK3-ETV6 fusion.The patient has progressed through CDk4/6 inhibitors and intolerant of alpelisib, and does not want chemotherapy.&...

She has no other site of disease progression and has been on an aromatase inhibitor (progressed in the CNS while on a study with adjuvant abemaciclib)...

In the absence of side effects, would you be inclined to continue beyond 10 years as chemoprevention? Would you factor an intermediate/high oncotype R...

Data presented at the 2017 SABCS (abstract GS1-01) of the EBCTCG meta-analysis stating a benefit of dose-dense chemotherapy applies to ER positive and...

Endocrine therapy is usually not indicated for DCIS s/p bilateral mastectomy, but would the fact that residual tissue (nipple-sparing) alter your deci...

Would you offer adjuvant chemotherapy to a post-menopausal woman with a BRCA2 mutation and a T2N0 ER positive breast cancer with an oncotype of 12?

It is included in favorable histologies on NCCN, but no mention of how to treat based off HER2 status.

She had disease progression on palbociclib and letrozole. She also has a PIK3CA mutation however did not tolerate alpelisib due to Grade 3 hyperglycem...

Margins were negative and there was no evidence of LCIS or lobular component in the lumpectomy specimen. Role for possible mastectomy?    ...

More generally, do absorption issues effect the efficacy of tamoxifen and/or aromatase inhibitors?

Prior localized HR+,HER2- breast cancer treated with adjuvant AC-T (5years ago) Recent ipsilateral axillary recurrence (HR-,HER2+) s/p neoadjuvant TC...

Would you consider an aggressive approach with RT and/or surgery to the bone lesion and treat the primary as locally advanced breast cancer?

< 4 lymph nodes involved, initial diagnosis was 11 years ago when she was treated with mastectomy and adjuvant tamoxifen for 5 years.  

Clinical T1c patients were included in the KATHERINE trial that often are treated with adjuvant paclitaxel and trastuzumab

There is a gray area in clinical decision making where the practice seems to be different for borderline size tumors such as a 7 mm lesion with no oth...


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