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Sep 14, 2012 1:34 PM
Malcolm R. Kell, MD Malcolm R. Kell, MD Oncoplastic breast surgery (OBS) is a term used to describe techniques that combine the principles of surgical oncology with those of plastic surgery in an attempt to achieve a desirable aesthetic result while maintaining a low...
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Sep 14, 2012 1:31 PM
By William M. Sikov, MD    William M. Sikov, MD Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) comprises 15% to 20% of breast cancers in the United States but accounts for a disproportionate share of morbidity and mortality because of its aggressive behavior, increased...
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Sep 14, 2012 12:54 PM
Patrick Neven, MD, PhD Patrick Neven, MD, PhD In Flanders, Belgium, only 2% of all breast cancers are diagnosed in patients younger than 36; therefore, it is a rare disease with fewer than 100 cases diagnosed each year in a region of 6 million inhabitants. For these younger...
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Sep 13, 2012 2:11 PM
Victor G. Vogel, MD, MHS, FACPDespite strong evidence that it is efficacious, chemoprevention has been underused in eligible women. Several agents have been studied prospectively in randomized, controlled trials that have examined benefits, life-threatening side effects, and quality-of-life...
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Sep 13, 2012 2:07 PM
A number of ongoing trials are contributing to the accumulating body of data for various APBI modes of delivery compared with WBISimona F. Shaitelman, MD, EdM, Frank Vicini, MD, Julia White, MD, and Thomas B. Julian, MDBreast-conserving therapy consisting of lumpectomy followed by whole-breast...

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