Updates in Margin Status and Lymph Node Dissection
Recently published guidelines for margin width in breast conserving therapy are reviewed along with the most up to date recommendations for the management of the axilla in breast cancer. The importance of a team approach to the patient with breast cancer is also emphasized.
Originally presented on February 09, 2015 in Park City, Utah.
Leigh Neumayer, MD, MS, FACS
Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Tucson
Margaret and Fenton Maynard Endowed Chair in Breast Cancer Research, University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Tucson
Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, MS, internationally known for her expertise in breast cancer surgery and research, advocacy for women’s health issues and leadership in surgical education, has been named head of the University of Arizona College of Medicine's Department of Surgery and the Margaret E. and Fenton L. Maynard Endowed Chair in Breast Cancer Research.
After this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Understand recent guidelines and recommendations for margin clearance.
- Understand current indications and contraindications for sentinel lymph node biopsy in the management of breast cancer.
University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, and ARUP Laboratories