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).
Andrew Seidman, MD, and Sabine Siesling, PhD
Andrew Seidman, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Sabine Siesling, PhD, of the Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organization, discuss the improved overall survival after 10 years in women who received breast-conserving surgery compared with those who received mastectomy with radiation treatment. (Abstract S3-05)
Clifford A. Hudis, MD, and Carlos L. Arteaga, MD
Clifford A. Hudis, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Carlos L. Arteaga, MD, of Vanderbilt University, discuss the roles of IGF/insulin signaling, adipokines and inflammation, and metformin and lifestyle change in breast cancer and risk for the disease.
Mitchell Dowsett, PhD
Mitchell Dowsett, PhD, of the Royal Marsden Hospital discusses the EndoPredict test, which has improved performance compared with the widely used Oncotype Dx test (Abstract S3-01).
Michael Gnant, MD
Michael Gnant, MD, of the Medical University of Vienna, discusses a study in which denosumab was added to adjuvant aromatase inhibitor therapy to improve disease-free survival in postmenopausal patients with early-stage, hormone receptor–positive breast cancer (Abstract S2-02).
Patricia A. Ganz, MD
Patricia A. Ganz, MD, of the University of California at Los Angeles, discusses this clinical trial of anastrozole vs tamoxifen in postmenopausal women with ductal carcinoma in situ undergoing lumpectomy plus radiotherapy (Abstract S6-04).