Breast Surgery   

Questions discussed in this category



Would you recommend re-excision or proceed to adjuvant therapy if the tissue margin is negative? Pathologist states that tumor foci at margin was only...

How does this mutation compare to BRCA mutations in terms of risk and screening implications for family members?

In a patient with a positive SLNBx, would triple negative or Her2+ status affect your decision on whether or not to proceed with a full ALNDx?

Do you follow invasive or DCIS guidelines? Would you consider re-excision in a patient with multifocal microinvasive carcinoma of the breast arising i...

I have a patient who will be climbing to the base camp of Mount Everest. Does a climb to 15,000 feet increase her risk? Should she wear a compression ...

Would you treat this as a locally advanced breast cancer and offer surgery, radiation, and systemic therapy? Does your management change depending on ...

Can you apply the ACOSOG Z0011 study to women who have HER2 positive disease?  

Is there a role for routine use of additional or alternative imaging modalities for these patients, such as tomosynthesis, MRI, or ultrasound?  I...

Randomized trials in the 1980s demonstrated equivalent survival and disease control outcomes for lumpectomy + RT vs mastectomy, but several recent pop...

Has the recent 12-year ECOG update for surgical excision of DCIS without radiation therapy changed your practice management?


Papers discussed in this category


Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2015-03-01

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2015-11-20

The breast journal, 1999-01

Annals of surgical oncology, 2010-10

JAMA, 2013-10-09

JAMA, 2011-02-09

Lancet Oncol., 2013-04-01

Lancet Oncol., 2014-11-01

Breast, 2017-02-01

J. Clin. Oncol., 2015-01-20

N. Engl. J. Med.,

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, 2014-03-01

Breast cancer research and treatment, 2013-11

Annals of surgery, 2016-02

Breast cancer research and treatment, 2013-08

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2016-03-01

The Lancet. Oncology, 2016-09

NPJ breast cancer, 2016

Eur J Surg Oncol, 2017 Jan 16

Ann. Surg.,

Journal of Cancer, 2017

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2013-07-01

Advances in radiation oncology, 2018