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PURPOSE The American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) sought to provide an evidence-based guideline on the use of neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NST) in the management of clinical stage II and III invasive breast cancer. METHODS A comprehensive nonsystematic review was performed of selected peer-reviewed literature published since 2000. The Education… (More)
Historically there has been a high rate of surgical interventions to obtain clear margins for breast cancer patients undergoing breast conserving local therapy. An intraoperative margin assessment tool (MarginProbe) has been approved for use in the US since 2013. This study is the first compilation of data from routine use of the device, to assess the… (More)
Today's health care environment is forcing health care providers to find ways to provide more effective and efficient care. This article describes a collaborative benchmark project that examined acute care for coronary artery bypass graft surgery patients and reduced costs and improved patient outcomes.
PURPOSE Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) with balloon and strut adjusted volume implants (SAVI) show promising results with excellent tumor control and minimal toxicity. Knowing the factors that contribute to a high skin dose, rib dose, and D95 coverage may reduce toxicity, improve tumor control, and help properly predict patient outcomes… (More)