19 January 2015 This past weekend, I gave a talk at the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting – the title of the talk was Increasing Mastectomy Rates – Science vs. Personal Choice. There is a tremendous amount of literature documenting the increasing mastectomy rates. The talk focused on women […]

30 December 2014

23 November 2014 Guest Post by Dr. Oliver Bogler When thinking about a post on male breast cancer, one person came to mind –  Dr. Oliver Bogler. As a cancer researcher, Dr. Bogler has a very unique perspective on his diagnosis, treatment, and the larger problem of research disparities when it comes to male breast cancer. […]

15 July 2014 A study published today in Clinical Cancer Research demonstrates that tamoxifen applied to the skin in a gel form was as effective as oral tamoxifen in decreasing breast cancer cell growth and was associated with fewer side effects in patients with ductal carcinoma in-situ (DCIS). Dr. Seema Kahn and colleagues randomized 27 women […]

** 6 December 2018 – Editor’s Note: The NSABP B-39 clinical trial results were recently presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. This study compared 3 forms of radiation therapy. After 10 year followup, approximately 4% of patients who underwent whole-breast irradiation after lumpectomy developed cancer recurrence in the same breast. This is lower than what […]

17 February 2014 Spoiler alert – this will hardly be the last word on the screening mammography debate… Last week, the British Medical Journal published a Canadian Study which concluded that mammograms are not effective in reducing breast cancer deaths. The study involved 90,000 women. However, there are some major flaws in the study, and […]

30 December 2013