Lisa M. Winton

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Some communities and populations lack access to genetic cancer risk assessment (GCRA) and testing. This is particularly evident in safety-net institutions, which serve a large segment of low-income, uninsured individuals. We describe the experience of a safety-net clinic with limited resources in providing GCRA and BRCA1/2 testing. We compared the(More)
INTRODUCTION Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) is becoming more commonly recognized and reported more often. Currently, many recommend corticosteroids in its management. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 34-year-old G3P2 Hispanic female, 28 weeks pregnant, presented with a 19cm right breast mass. She had a known prolactinoma treated with bromocriptine which(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies include significant numbers of racial and ethnic minority patients. The current study was performed to examine factors that affect breast cancer operations in an underinsured population. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of all breast cancer patients from January 2010 to May 2012. Patients with American Joint Committee on(More)
BACKGROUND This study was performed to evaluate variables that affect the use of mastectomy and lumpectomy in an underinsured population. METHODS A retrospective review of all patients who underwent breast cancer operations from July 2001 to February 2011 at a safety net hospital was performed. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to(More)
OBJECTIVE The current study was performed to determine if evidence-based medicine (EBM) curriculum would affect education of surgical residents. DESIGN A 5-year prospective study was designed to determine if EBM curriculum could improve residents' satisfaction and understanding of breast cancer management during a breast surgical oncology rotation. During(More)
Consideration of prophylactic mastectomy surgery following transplantation requires complex medical decision-making, and bias against elective surgery exists because of concern for post-operative complications. Prevention of cancer in transplant recipients is of utmost importance, given the risks of treating malignancy in an immunosuppressed patient. We(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether use of self-assessment (SA) questions affects the effectiveness of weekly didactic grand rounds presentations. DESIGN From 26 consecutive grand rounds presentations from August 2013 to April 2014, a 52-question multiple-choice test was administered based on 2 questions from each presentation. SETTING Community teaching(More)
Significant concern exists from clinicians in all fields that rates of bilateral mastectomy and prophylactic mastectomy are increasing. This study was performed to evaluate women’s perception of breast appearance and its association with breast cancer operations. From April 2012 to May 2013, all women attending a breast clinic were shown two breast(More)
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