Author | Lynn C. Hartmann, MD

Articles

Lobular Neoplasia: How to Manage With Partial Understanding

October 12, 2011

In this issue of ONCOLOGY, Drs Oppong and King provide an organized and comprehensive summary of guidelines for the clinical management of patients with lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS).

Ovarian Cancer Care: It’s Time for “Personalized” Approaches

July 15, 2010

As outlined in the excellent, comprehensive review by Drs. Liu and Matulonis, ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecologic malignancy in the United States, with approximately 16,000 deaths and 22,000 new cases yearly.[1] The vast majority of patients present with intra-abdominal spread of disease at the time of diagnosis, resulting in low overall cure rates. As outlined, patients are primarily managed with primary surgical resection and subsequent platinum-based chemotherapy.

Commentary (Ghosh et al): Advising Women at High Risk of Breast Cancer

January 01, 2004

Dr. Wood has provided an excellentreview of the issuesfacing women at high risk fordeveloping breast cancer. In additionto emphasizing the significance of accuraterisk assessment, he describessurveillance techniques that enableearly detection of the disease and hasprovided a comprehensive review ofrisk-reduction options for women athigh risk.

Current Status of Prophylactic Mastectomy

October 01, 2002

The management of women at high risk for breast cancer presents a clinical dilemma to the health-care provider as well as to the woman herself. Current options include surveillance, prophylactic surgery (mastectomy and/or