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).
Lisa A. Carey, MD, of the University of North Carolina, and Kathy S. Albain, MD, of Loyola University Medical Center, discuss molecular predictors of outcome on adjuvant CAF plus tamoxifen, vs tamoxifen in postmenopausal patients with estrogen receptor–positive, node-positive breast cancer (Abstract S3-02).
Andrew Seidman, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Erica L. Mayer, MD, MPH, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discuss this phase 3 trial of palbociclib with adjuvant endocrine therapy vs endocrine therapy alone for HR-positive/HER2-negative early breast cancer. (Abstract OT1-03-21)
Harold J. Burstein, MD, PhD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses the CREATE-X adjuvant study of capecitabine in high-risk patients with residual disease (Abstract S6-01).
Matthew J. Ellis, PhD, FRCP, of the Baylor College of Medicine, gives his expert perspective on this evolving area of research.
Andrew Seidman, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Hope S. Rugo, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco, discuss preliminary efficacy and safety findings of pembrolizumab in patients with PD-L1–positive, estrogen receptor-positive/HER2-negative disease. (Abstract S5-07)