Benjamin D. Smith, MD, on Mastectomy vs Lumpectomy: Complications and Costs
2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
Benjamin D. Smith, MD, of the MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the higher complication rates and economic burdens of mastectomy plus reconstruction vs lumpectomy plus radiation in early breast cancer (Abstract S3-07).
Sarat Chandarlapaty, MD, PhD, of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses results from this study that showed patients with ER-positive metastatic breast cancer who had a D538G and/or a Y537S mutation in the ESR1 gene had significantly worse median overall survival (Abstract S2-07).
Clifford A. Hudis, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Julia R. White, MD, of Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, discuss a meta-analysis on efficacy and safety of hypofractionated radiotherapy for the treatment of early-stage breast cancer (Abstract P3-12-15).
Lisa A. Carey, MD, of the University of North Carolina, and Jay Harris, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, discuss Dr. Harris' plenary lecture.
Judy E. Garber, MD, MPH, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, gives her expert perspective on this vital and timely topic.
Jame Abraham, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, discusses the 10-year follow-up of this trial, and the long-term benefit and safety of adding trastuzumab to the adjuvant treatment of HER2-positive early breast cancer (Abstract S5-04).