Kevin C. Oeffinger, MD, on Controversies in Breast Cancer Screening Strategies
2016 NCCN Annual Conference (1)
Kevin C. Oeffinger, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses American Cancer Society recommendations, including the advice that women with an average risk of breast cancer should undergo regular screening mammography starting at age 45, and that women 55 and older should have biennial screening.
Joseph V. Simone, MD, of the Simone Consulting Company, gives his expert perspective on the important messages of this year’s meeting.
Nadeem Abu-Rustum, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses improvements in fertility-sparing surgery for young women, advances in lymph node assessment, and the evolving role of chemotherapy and radiation.
Toby C. Campbell, MD, of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, discusses palliative care, hospice care, and best supportive care practices, as well as the challenges of symptom management and end-of-life issues.
Judith Paice, PhD, RN, of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, discusses strategies for safe opioid prescribing: making a comprehensive assessment, stratifying risk, using universal precautions, and educating practitioners on safe storage and disposal.
Jaffer Ajani, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the importance of HER2/neu testing and other aspects of treating patients with advanced gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma.