Long-term prognosis is associated with residual disease after neoadjuvant systemic therapy but not with initial nodal status.

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This follow-up analysis of a Swedish prospective multicentre trial had the primary aim to determine invasive disease-free (IDFS), breast cancer-specific (BCSS) and overall survival (OS) rates, and their association with […]

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Smartphone-Based Assessment of Preoperative Decision Conflict and Postoperative Physical Activity Among Patients Undergoing Cancer Surgery: A Prospective Cohort Study.

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To determine the prevalence of clinically significant decision conflict (CSDC) among patients undergoing cancer surgery and associations with postoperative physical activity, as measured through smartphone accelerometer data.Patients with cancer face […]

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Robot-assisted Nipple-sparing Mastectomy with Immediate Breast Reconstruction: An Initial Experience of the Korea Robot-Endoscopy Minimal Access Breast Surgery Study Group (KoREa-BSG).

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The aim of this study was to present the results of early experience of RANSM.Robot-assisted nipple-sparing mastectomy (RANSM) improves cosmetic outcomes over conventional nipple-sparing mastectomy (CNSM). However, data on the […]

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Underrepresentation of Racial Minorities in Breast Surgery Literature: A Call for Increased Diversity and Inclusion.

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In this study, the extent of racial diversity in images of breast-related plastic surgery published literature was investigated to better understand disparities that exist in breast surgery.The lack of racial […]

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Association of Breast Cancer Surgery With Quality of Life and Psychosocial Well-being in Young Breast Cancer Survivors.

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Young women with breast cancer are increasingly choosing bilateral mastectomy (BM), yet little is known about short-term and long-term physical and psychosocial well-being following surgery in this population.To evaluate the […]

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Residential Racial Segregation and Disparities in Breast Cancer Presentation, Treatment, and Survival.

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To understand the role of racial residential segregation on Black-White disparities in breast cancer presentation, treatment, and outcomes.Racial disparities in breast cancer treatment and outcomes are well documented. Black individuals […]

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Changes in Reoperation After Publication of Consensus Guidelines on Margins for Breast-Conserving Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

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The 2014 publication of the Society of Surgical Oncology-American Society for Radiation Oncology (SSO-ASTRO) Consensus Guideline on Margins for Breast-Conserving Surgery recommended a negative margin definition of no ink on […]

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Changes in Reoperation After Publication of Consensus Guidelines on Margins for Breast-Conserving Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

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The 2014 publication of the Society of Surgical Oncology-American Society for Radiation Oncology (SSO-ASTRO) Consensus Guideline on Margins for Breast-Conserving Surgery recommended a negative margin definition of no ink on […]

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Robot-assisted nipple-sparing mastectomy: systematic review.

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The growing volume of studies of robot-assisted nipple-sparing mastectomy requires critical assessment. This review synthesizes the data on safety, feasibility, oncological and cosmetic outcomes, and patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) for […]

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Reconstructive trends following mastectomies in Scotland: A comparison with England.

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In England there has been a substantial increase in the use of immediate implant-based reconstruction, accounting for over half of all immediate reconstructions (IR). Less than one third of patients […]

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Reconstructive trends following mastectomies in Scotland: A comparison with England.

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In England there has been a substantial increase in the use of immediate implant-based reconstruction, accounting for over half of all immediate reconstructions (IR). Less than one third of patients […]

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Association Between Medicaid Expansion and the Use of Outpatient General Surgical Care Among US Adults in Multiple States.

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The Affordable Care Act expanded access to Medicaid coverage in 2014 for individuals living in participating states. Whether expanded coverage was associated with increases in the use of outpatient surgical […]

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Artificial Intelligence in plastic surgery: What is it? Where are we now? What is on the horizon?

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An increasing quantity of data is required to guide precision medicine and advance future healthcare practices, but current analytical methods often become overwhelmed. Artificial intelligence (AI) provides a promising solution. […]

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Rates of re-excision and conversion to mastectomy after breast-conserving surgery with or without oncoplastic surgery: a nationwide population-based study.

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There is no consensus regarding the impact of oncoplastic surgery (OPS) on rates of re-excision and conversion to mastectomy following breast-conserving surgery (BCS). Here these two outcomes after BCS and […]

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Breast Implant-associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma Incidence: Determining an Accurate Risk.

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This study sought to estimate the incidence and incidence rate of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) at a high-volume single institution, which enables vigorous long-term follow-up and implant […]

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The Surgeon’s Perceived Value of Patient-reported Outcome Measures (PROMs): An Exploratory Qualitative Study of 5 Different Surgical Subspecialties.

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To understand the surgeon’s perceived value of PROMs in 5 different surgical subspecialties.PROMs are validated questionnaires that assess the symptoms, function, and quality of life from the patient’s perspective. Despite […]

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A Novel Staging System for De Novo Metastatic Breast Cancer Refines Prognostic Estimates.

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We aim to identify prognostic groups within a de novo metastatic cohort, incorporating both anatomic and biologic factors.Staging for breast cancer now includes anatomic and biologic factors, although the guidelines […]

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Diagnosing Pathologic Complete Response in the Breast After Neoadjuvant Systemic Treatment of Breast Cancer Patients by Minimal Invasive Biopsy: Oral Presentation at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium on Friday, December 13, 2019, Program Number GS5-03.

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We evaluated the ability of minimally invasive, image-guided vacuum-assisted biopsy (VAB) to reliably diagnose a pathologic complete response in the breast (pCR-B).Neoadjuvant systemic treatment (NST) elicits a pathologic complete response […]

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Bridging the Age Gap: a prognostic model that predicts survival and aids in primary treatment decisions for older women with oestrogen receptor-positive early breast cancer.

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A prognostic model was developed and validated using cancer registry data. This underpins an online decision support tool, informing primary treatment choice for women aged 70 years or older with hormone […]

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Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma: A Prospective Series of 52 Patients.

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We sought to evaluate patients at a single academic institution in a prospective manner to report patient presentation, clinical course, treatment, and outcomes in breast implant ALCL patients.Breast implant-associated anaplastic […]

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Deimplementation of the Choosing Wisely Recommendations for Low-Value Breast Cancer Surgery: A Systematic Review.

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Overtreatment of early-stage breast cancer results in increased morbidity and cost without improving survival. Major surgical organizations participating in the Choosing Wisely campaign identified 4 breast cancer operations as low […]

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Does ‘fast – track’ axillary node clearance following positive core biopsy lead to overtreatment of axilla?

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Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is the preferred axillary staging procedure, although axillary node clearance (ANC) is still indicated in subgroups of patients. This study aims to review our practice […]

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Impact of family history risk assessment on surgical decisions and imaging surveillance at breast cancer diagnosis.

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In June 2013, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published guidance on the management of women with a family history (FH) of breast cancer (BC) and a […]

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