Category Archives: Breast Cancer

Does the Mammography Debate Miss a Key Point?

Every time the US Preventive Services Task Force issues a recommendation about when women should start getting mammograms – and how often they should have these screenings – it sends shockwaves through the breast-cancer world. This last time was no … Continue reading

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IORT with Oncoplastic Surgery: A Beautiful Combination?

Breast cancer care continues to see remarkable growth in knowledge of the disease and advances in treatment. That was certainly evident at the recent School of Oncoplastic Surgery (SOS), in Dallas last month. The school, which was founded by breast … Continue reading

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Brighter Days for Ambulatory Surgery Centers with Innovative Breast Care

Ambulatory surgery centers face plenty of financial (some might even say “existential”) challenges. Among these are a tightening reimbursement environment, competition from hospital systems, and high health insurance deductibles. Nonetheless, breast cancer care is emerging as a bright spot for … Continue reading

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School of Oncoplastic Surgery Shows the Way to Better Breast Cancer Care

Among the many improvements in the care of women who have breast cancer, one of the most promising is oncoplastic surgery. This approach combines methods to remove cancer with reconstructive techniques to insure complete tumor control. At same time it … Continue reading

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Tigerlily Foundation Twitter Chat

Please join us and our friends at the Tigerlily Foundation for a Twitter chat on Wednesday, Oct, 21, 2015 at 9 PM Eastern time. The hashtag for the Twitter chat is #ybcsempowered, shorthand for “Young Breast Cancer Survivors Empowered.”  

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ASCO Meeting Features First Independent Comparison of Breast Cancer Genomic Tests

ASCO 2014 study reports: MammaPrint and BluePrint genomic tests provide more info about breast cancer than does the older, 21-gene test, according to the first independent assessment comparing the assays. Continue reading

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Novel 3-D Marker Is ‘Game Changer’ for Post-Surgical Radiation Therapy

Focal Therapeutics’s gamechanging BioZorb™ is a three-dimensional surgical marker to help identify the surgical excision site following soft tissue removal such as breast lumpectomy cavities. The marker makes it possible for physicians to visualize the surgical region post-surgery. This helps to improve clinical precision for post-operative treatments and follow-up. Continue reading

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