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The impact of financial barriers on access to quality care in breast cancer

Eliminating financial barriers and improving access to care will improve the health of individuals with or at risk for breast cancer.

Dr. Cossa

First ACS/ASBrS International Scholar announced

The inaugural recipient of the American College of Surgeons/American Society of Breast Surgeons International Scholarship is Juan José Cossa Morchio, MD, FACS, a general surgeon at Clinics Hospital, Montevideo, Uruguay.

How successful is NST in increasing breast-conserving surgery rates in TNBC patients?

Historically, neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NST) has been mainly used to convert breast cancer from inoperable to operable; however, today NST also is incorporated into the treatment of patients who initially present with operable disease. NST can allow some patients with stage II-III breast cancer who initially present with disease extent necessitating mastectomy to possibly undergo […]

Response to preoperative endocrine therapy in breast cancer patients can alter surgical and chemotherapy options

The uptake of neoadjuvant endocrine therapy in the U.S. has been slow according to the authors of this month’s column, even though this treatment can reduce the extent of breast surgery.

Dr. Hoyt

Looking forward – June 2015

A new manual, Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery, provides evidence-based standards for various cancer procedures and is described in this month’s column.

Dr. Morton

SLN surgery for clinically node-positive breast cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant therapy

The ACS Oncology Group Z1071 trial and sentinel lymph node surgery in clinically node-positive patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy are examined in this month’s column.

Improving cancer care through quality measures: Putting evidence to work with the CoC

To overcome inconsistencies in cancer care, the development, measurement, and reporting of quality measures are essential. This article highlights the efforts of the ACS Commission on Cancer and its collaboration with other societies involved in defining and measuring breast cancer care.

NAPBC announces milestone: Accreditation of 500 breast centers

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers has accredited more than 500 breast centers.

American College of Surgeons Oncology Group trial Z11101 schema
*BCT: Breast conserving therapy.

The paradox of breast MRI: Does finding occult disease make a difference?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been used to manage breast cancer for more than two decades. Despite this familiarity, or perhaps because of it, the controversy over the utility of breast MRI has continued to grow. Early reports showed that breast MRI had the ability to detect disease that mammography otherwise missed. These early reports […]

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