Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH | Authors

Decision Making in the Surgical Management of Invasive Breast Cancer-Part 1: Lumpectomy, Mastectomy, and Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy

May 16, 2017

Breast-conserving surgery and mastectomy are equivalent treatments for invasive breast cancer patients in terms of overall survival. For the majority of patients, successful breast conservation requires a margin-negative lumpectomy and access to WBRT. CPM yields no definitive survival advantage.

Decision Making in the Surgical Management of Invasive Breast Cancer-Part 2: Expanded Applications for Breast-Conserving Surgery

May 16, 2017

This article will detail current management approaches to achieving breast conservation in patients with invasive breast cancer, including cases of bulky tumors and/or multiple tumors.

Surgical Breast Oncologists: Successful Innovators and Patient Advocates

May 15, 2014

The progress that has been made by the surgical breast oncology community is a well-deserved source of pride. This is not to say, however, that our work is complete.

Ductal Lavage: What We Know and What We Don’t

February 01, 2004

Ductal lavage is a procedure that can improve the stratification ofwomen with clinical evidence of increased breast cancer risk by thecytologic detection of atypia. The relative risk of future breast cancerin women harboring atypia is approximately 3 to 5, as demonstrated instudies of women harboring atypia within direct nipple aspirates, fineneedleaspiration biopsies, and histopathology from surgical specimens.It is intuitively reasonable and biologically plausible that atypia detectedin ductal lavage specimens would be associated with a comparablemeasure of association; however, documentation of this assumptionawaits maturation of prospectively accumulated data. The technologyof the ductal lavage procedure is also a promising translational researchtool, because of the relatively substantial yield of ductal cellularmaterial for analysis via a minimally invasive technique.