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  • 9 years ago
Breast-Conserving Surgery: Curative vs. Cosmetic Outcomes

Breast-Conserving Surgery: Curative vs. Cosmetic Outcomes

Host: Mark Nolan Hill, MD

Guest: Monica Morrow, MD

As we expand the scope of breast-conserving surgery for patients with breast cancer, have we focused too much on the cosmetic results, to the potential detriment of the oncologic outcome? It's a question that concerns some in the field of breast surgery, who believe the evidence to establish clinical efficacy for certain procedures is not yet in. Dr. Monica Morrow, chief of the breast service in the department of surgery, and the Anne Burnett Windfohr Chair of Clinical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, joins host Dr. Mark Nolan Hill to explore how we can address the potential pitfalls of emphasizing cosmesis in breast-conserving surgery while maintaining the sound principles of oncologic surgery.